“Women are described in animal terms as pets, cows, sows, foxes, chicks, serpents, bitches, beavers, old bats, old hens, mother hens, pussycats, cats, cheetahs, bird-brains, and hare-brains…‘Mother Nature’ is raped, mastered, conquered, mined; her secrets are ‘penetrated,’ her ‘womb’ is to be put into the service of the ‘man of science.’ Virgin timber is felled, cut down; fertile soil is tilled, and land that lies ‘fallow’ is ‘barren,’ useless. The exploitation of nature and animals is justified by feminizing them; the exploitation of women is justified by naturalizing them.”
Sorry if this is weird, but if you haven't already you should look up using cloth pads or moon cups! I've heard they're really amazing and a lot of people say that their periods are even less painful. hope you feel better!
Aw, thanks for the suggestion, and I have seriously considered diva/moon cups in the past, but I’m worried that when I have an abnormally heavy flow like this, it would be too much blood for the cup and it would be extremely messy if/when the liquid volume is greater than the cup’s capacity and I would have blood everywhere when I took it out. I am not really a fan of tampons, but at least they’re absorbent. #tmi blood and period stuff
I am having the worst period of my life right now. I’ve been up since 4 a.m. with stomach-churning, make-me-wanna-curl-up-and-die cramps, where I have been subconsciously moaning and sighing in pain.
Since yesterday I have gone through over half a package each of super tampons and overnight pads, and have taken 4 showers.
And to top it all off, I stupidly, naively, so-fucking-dumbly decided not to flake out on some friends, the consequence of which meant that I ended up bleeding on their couch, despite the aforementioned compulsory pad and tampon changing. Oh, and they ended up cleaning up after me while I was in their bathroom cleaning up myself.
White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”
I will never understand why.
Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.
Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.
Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.
If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.