A 14 year-old boy was recently raped at knife-point by a 20 year-old woman. When the story broke, it was primarily men who claimed he should have enjoyed it. It was feminists who validated his pain and spoke in support of him.
This is why we need feminism.
"but men get raped too-"
AND LOOK HOW YOU HANDLED THAT
Shout out to girls who don’t mind being called dude and man casually
shout out to boys who don’t mind being called guuurrl
shout out to humans who don’t mind being called dawg
shout out to dogs who will let you call them anything so long as you say it in a happy, friendly tone.
Shout out to Guinea Pigs which are neither pigs nor from Guinea.
"Oh please, you’re only identifying as [thing] because you heard about it on Tumblr."
Well gee, maybe if there were proper resources out there, public visibility and community support for people like us, we wouldn’t have to wait until we randomly stumbled across a post on Tumblr to understand what we are.
Ive always loved your family. I cherish days that we spend at your house, even though I get so stressed on the drive down. I love tgat your mom always brings us food, even if we just ate.
“Eat,” she says as she pushes three different meals in my face. But you tell me to accept, and while the food is always a treat my stomach is bursting.
I come fron a subsect of America with no particular culture. Other than to use the manners of American culture, I lived most of my life with little to no interaction between my family and I. We would make effort to see another when there was time, which only ever occured when there was a holiday and everyone’s companies would have to pay time and a half. But there was no moore to your absence. So my family often skipped and stayed home to ignore everyone.
In your culture, it actually feels like everyone cares. Your mother is always concerned about my health, my family (who she’s never met), and school and work. Your whole family greets my arrival and hugs goodbye. Even your father, who still intimidates me, asks how I’ve been and how my car is.
Being in an intercultural relationship has had its challenges and adjustments. But its benefits are innumerable.