There was a strange but universal understanding among women. On some level, all women knew, they all understood, the fear of being outnumbered, of being helpless. It throbbed in their chests when they thought about the times they left stores and were followed. The knocks on their car windows as they were sitting alone a red lights, and strangers asking for rides. Having too much to drink and losing their ability to be forceful enough to just say no. Smiling at strange men coming on to them, not wanting to hurt their feelings, not wanting to make a scene. All women remembered these things, even if they had never happened to them personally. It was a part of their collective unconscious.The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (via abijahm)
“LOOK INTO MY EYES AND GET OUT OF MY LAND!" (via Johayna جهينة خالدية)A Palestinian woman facing off against a piece-of-shit IDF soldier. Western feminists need to STOP heralding female IDF soldiers as “feminists” or “modern day Amazons”, because these women are carrying out Israel’s neocolonialist, racist, ethnocidal agenda against the Palestinian people and African immigrants. I don’t a give a shit that they “must serve” according to Israeli Law. Nothing justifies committing war-crimes and genocide. This is not “feminist” and these women are not “feminists”. They’re war-criminals. It’s not just male IDF soldiers slaughtering Palestinian people.
FUCKING TELL HER, SISTER.
FUCKING TELL THAT PIECE OF SHIT WHAT’S WHAT.
It’s funny, when I think about this exact time last year. Things were so different. I never would have thought that things could change so much in only a year. I wonder what next October will be like.
this really is hitting me right now
The second one is VERY important; *** being ostracized is more mentally damaging than being bullied. ***
Don’t know how many ways I can say this; being told “go away”, ignored completely when you speak, being chosen last for teams all say “you are worthless to us”
Kids think they are being nicer by not picking on someone that annoys them, and they are right. However, at least when a child is being picked on, however horribly, it means their existence has been noticed and has caused a reaction.
The cool kids hate it when the teachers pick the teams or assign students to work together in group. The ostracized kids are always relieved (of course by this point many would rather work alone after years of being rebuffed).
We need to teach our children not only to not bully and belittle, but to also be inclusive; to respond in some sort of non-negative way to kids they would rather ignore. It’s not easy, but being told by a peer that they are worthy of positive notice could improve - and maybe even save - a life.
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