Hey, why would you say you “punch like a girl” or “throw like a girl” or some variation
you know what’s better and not gendered? baby.
there is no downside. Babies are not known for their strength and skillfulness. And really, what baby is going to be made upset by this?? babies are always upset at everything it is no difference
"Not all babies"
theres no cliche i love more than the ‘hate eachother at first - end up banging at the kitchen floor after months of pent up sexual frustration and passive aggressive innuendos’ cliche
If you were a computer-loving male child who took a lot of shit from your peers, I suspect you heard something similar from the adults in your life. Maybe it was ‘Sure, things are bad now, but when you’re a little bit older, women will LOVE guys like you!’ Or maybe it was ‘That kid who makes fun of you now will be working at a gas station when you run a big fancy computer company and marry a supermodel!’ If you were once young, nerdy and male, it is not unlikely that your future sense of self-worth was funded with a non-consensual IOU from the world’s women. It’s taken me a long time, but at this point I genuinely believe that much of this ‘GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH’ rhetoric is little more than patriarchy’s bespectacled wingman. It excuses the pain that systems of power exert on children by promising little boys future dominion over little girls. It is deeply and massively fucked.
The difference with housework lies in the fact that not only has it been imposed on women, but it has been transformed into a natural attribute of our female physique and personality, an internal need, an aspiration, supposedly coming from the depth of our female character. Housework was transformed into a natural attribute, rather than being recognized as work, because it was destined to be unwaged. Capital had to convince us that it is a natural, unavoidable, and even fulfilling activity to make us accept working without a wage. In turn, the unwaged condition of housework has been the most powerful weapon in reinforcing the common assumption that housework is not work, thus preventing women from struggling against it, except in the privatized kitchen-bedroom quarrel that all society agrees to ridicule, thereby further reducing the protagonist of a struggle. We are seen as nagging bitches, not as workers in struggle.
- Other people’s success is not your failure
there are hangouts today but i also had a fic i really wanted to finish this weekend and free time is so rare i won’t have time to myself like this for a while if i go but i also want to invest in friendships and stuff but i also know i’ll be frustrated with myself if i don’t finish writing and i also suspect that i should be working on work work today anyway since i know some other coworkers will be working uurghhh
cosplayers be like “welp i spent a couple hundred hours on this costume and spent a few hundred dollars and it’s pretty okay except my contacts are half a shade off sooooo i ultimately consider this costume a failure maybe i’ll remake it someday”