I don’t have the right name, or the right looks
But I have twice the heart
The Resolution by Jack’s Mannequin
I’m alive, but I don’t need a witness, to know that I survived
i refuse to respect other people’s views if they oppress me and so should you
do not let people tell you that you should respect oppressive or intolerant views and do not let them make you feel guilty when you don’t
I might have reblogged this already but it’s so good I don’t care.
Kyriarchy in action.
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking.
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors.
I’m planning my wedding and basically being told that if I don’t take my fiance’s last name, people will judge me… . I don’t know what to do. I’m feeling the pressure from all sides, including from my fiance. I don’t want to make my name longer and I don’t want to be Dr. _____ someday when I had always dreamed of having my family name. And my name just sounds better. -____-