- I am TIRED of being told that I am sad, prudish, naive, pitiful, and less than human because I am single.
- I am TIRED of stepping out of the way on the path.
- I am TIRED of being afraid to take up physical space.
- I am TIRED of tearing apart my own confidence and
- I am TIRED of feeling responsible for proving to the world that women are intelligent, capable, academic, grounded, and strong WITHOUT MALE APPROVAL.
STILL HAVING ALL THE FEELINGS. fun writing prompt idea: write out the stages of a relationship as you’ve actually experienced them. it’s a trip.
BABY GAYBLE (emmett this is for you when you get back because number 1a real talk and number 2b this guy seems to have become kind of a theme in our lives).
Gender & Women’s Studies/Politics (emphasis in Legal Studies), Scripps College
Mocking Equality: Reproduction of Gender Hierarchy in Collegiate Mock Trial
this is my future
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.
'Reinventing Rescuing,' theappleppielifestyle. (via justawordshaker)
Give me all of them.