i understand this whole tumblr mentally of finding problems where they don’t exist but it’s so bizarre that people who are above the age of 16 don’t realize that it’s something that desperately needs to stop because it’s creating such a toxic environment
when my brother taught me about feminism at age 14, the idea was so foreign at first because i was just a kid; i didn’t even understand rape. but slowly i did begin to understand and i was angry. i was angry at the world and everyone and completely ignored the fact that not everyone who misworded a harmless sentence was to blame.
when i first joined tumblr i was 16 and the thought of the world being so flawed and all these problems that i could help fix was so enticing, and the idea that i could finally find an outlet for my anger was the most enticing. i put words in people’s mouths that they never meant and i attacked them for it. i called people horrible names that they didn’t deserve, called them sexist when they weren’t. i started fights with classmates, mutual friends, and friends and went on being completely horrible and angry. i felt strong and empowered until i realized that was no way to act if i really wanted to change something
i was especially overcome by guilt when a stranger had messaged me asking if i hated him and attacked him on purpose. i was absolutely furious that he even asked me something like this, but the more we talked i realized he wasn’t in the wrong. he had said something along the lines of ‘a lot of men, like me, prefer women with less makeup.’ i publicly humiliated him for that statement and only afterwards, when we held a conversation and i properly explained to him without cursing why the statement was so offensive did i realize that he was willing to understand what he did wrong and even asked more about feminism because he realized he was unaware. i was the one in the wrong for yelling at him when it was unnecessary. i was so ashamed that i wasn’t even able to apologize to him.
in the end i forced a lot of people away from recognizing the real problems i was trying to address when all i did was yell and attack them and i wish tumblr would realize that.
friendly reminder that one time i was watching one of my friends play amnesia: the dark descent and i got too scared so i turned off the music and started playing backstreet boys instead and the song “everybody” came on and at the line “backstreet’s back ALL RIGHT” the monster buSTED THROUGH THE DOOR AND I SCREAMED LIKE A 2-YEAR-OLD
mmm.. i LOVE sushi
i love JAPAN……. period.
i love anime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- call you names
- tell you weird and personal details about myself
- say “I NEED TO PEE” instead of just brb
- type in caps a lot.
If i’m extra comfortable with you I’ll do all that and:
- talk casually about porn and really perverted thoughts
- share funny photos from my tumblr dash
- actually tell you when i’m upset
- try to make conversation with you
- just generally act really silly when I’m in a good mood
- tell you jokes even if they’re bad
No, Because they are nobles in revolution-era France and will be guillotined.
you must be fun at parties