i know who this is
you told me you were going to do it
and then inboxed me right after to tell me anyway
our excessive anxiety about offending people at work
And they’re like amazing nine-year-olds who will rule the world someday and they say, “Hey, would you like to buy some cookies?” can you not tell them “No, thank you, I’m watching my weight/afraid of getting fat/can’t have them in my house?”
Because what you’re telling those girls is that fat = bad and that weight matters more than trying to learn how to run a business and that cookies are a moral failing. They are NINE. For realz, if you don’t want some cookies, just say “No thank you!”
This message brought to you by the multiple women who said something like that to a seven-year-old and an eleven-year-old trying to sell some cookies in their merit-badge-studded vests outside of a supermarket today.
They had a sign that said “If you’re worried about gaining weight, you can always donate!”
Don’t tell me that’s not some of the most heart-wrenching shit you’ve heard today.
So as a fat person and former Girl Scout of seven or eight years who went door to door and stood outside of grocery stores to sell cookies many times and heard this all the time, I cosign this so. fucking. hard.
Seriously, just say “no thank you” if you don’t want to buy some. It’s okay. You don’t need an excuse, especially not an excuse like this — kids already internalize enough negative attitudes about their bodies and self-worth.
food is value neutral
50% of 10 year old girls are dieting
fun facts with Anya Josephs
The only readable part of Hugo Schwyzer’s latest let’s-talk-about-the-men-some-more Jezebel tripe is the flawless commentary of Spambot9000, a user who is pretending (hilariously) to be a spambot. Spambot9000 crusades for justice - and for lols.
Never change, Spambot9000.
Why do we need feminism, you ask?
Oh my God, that woman is wearing make-up and high heels! She can't be a feminist. She's just adhering to the patriarchal expectations of femininity! What a traitor to her gender.
I hate men! Women are so much better than men! All men are rapists and we don't need their help! Men are just there to oppress us and keep us down! Women are the superior gender.
You're giving up your career to have a baby? You're being dictated to by a man! That's the wrong choice! You've slept with twenty men? Wow, way to show that you have no respect for yourself.
Women and men are equal. No-one should be discriminated against on the basis of their gender. Women have the right to decide how to live their life, how to dress, what to do with their body and who to love.