Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’
Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (via florida-sounds)
So, when I first started counseling in high school, one thing I was told to do was say “Okay” whenever someone paid me a compliment. It was a good middle ground between tearing myself apart and accepting the compliment, which was too difficult for me to do. I still do it sometimes, and I even say “Okay,” sometimes when my husband says he loves me.
I need feminism because my mother blames the sexual advance towards my younger sister on her and her wardrobe…
I had previously submitted, and after reading some of the (hateful) comments people wrote I wanted to extend my reason. I NEED FEMINISM because anti-feminist jokes like “women belong in the kitchen” are NOT funny and remind me of the submissive role I felt I played during my rape.
I NEED FEMINISM because my rapist doesn’t know he’s a rapist.
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I never said she stole my money!
i NEVER said she stole my money!
i never SAID she stole my money!
i never said SHE stole my money!
i never said she STOLE my money!
i never said she stole MY money!
i never said she stole my MONEY!
Whoa. Weird! I read those all in my head!
Also, Here’s another interesting one. A professor once wrote “A woman without her man is nothing” on a board
The professor told his class to correctly punctuate the sentence. The males in the classroom wrote, “A woman, without her man, is nothing.” The women in the class wrote, “A woman: without her, man is nothing.” With just a simple change in punctuation, the entire meaning of the sentence was changed in an instant.