i need you to understand
your worth is not
between your legs,
you do not
gain it, or lose it
I need feminism because people I know believe that women are only useful for “cooking, cleaning, and looking pretty”, and can never have real jobs because men are smarter and better than women.
"Why do you always bring up sexism? Just calm down."
I bring it up all the time because it is a daily experience for me; a daily suffering. Would you tell the starving person to stop complaining that they’re hungry? Didn’t think so. Don’t tell me to calm down because things aren’t right and I won’t be calm until they are.
I’m a feminist/ I need feminism because, as I was getting my henna done for the Eid celebration, some child bride in the world was getting hers done for her marriage.
"Just because you fell in love with the river
doesn’t mean you must feed it your bones."
|him:||How far can you arch your back?
|him:||I bet I can make you go farther.
|her:||If you pull my hair then I'll go back as far as I can.
|him:||I can do that.
|her:||If you pull my hair and bite my neck, I don't know, I'll probably explode a bit.
|him:||Just a bit?
|her:||Just a bit, but then you'll want to do more. It's like that book, "If you give a mouse a cookie."
|him:||Yeah. I'll want all of you.