if you ever want to wear mommy’s make-up, just make sure you don’t eat it. when it’s time to go to bed, I will help you wash it off.
if you grow up and a boy makes your heart hurt, you do not have to be ashamed.
if you fall in love with a girl
who wears the same clothes
as you, it will be easy for me to buy you both presents.
if I teach you anything, I will teach you to be gentle.
you are not Atlas and the world
is not a burden for you to carry.
if you do not like your body, if you feel like you were put inside the wrong one, I will stand by and watch you become again.
because we are human beings and we do not always have to
take what we are given.
I will love you constantly, fervently, always.
I will teach you the value of
the word “no” so that, when you hear it, you do not question it.
when the war comes
and you want to fight, I will
sleep with clenched fists until you come home to me.
when the war comes and you don’t want to go, I will sleep soundly.
you are allowed to be soft. you are allowed to break and bend. you do not have to be strong. you do not have to be a soldier. —
a letter to my future son | Caitlyn S. (via l0vebuzz)
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Don’t shit on ace and aro people who express their discomfort with the way society shoves sex into everything and insists that everyone who doesn’t conform is bad/broken. Have you taken a moment to actually LOOK at what society might look like from an ace or aro perspective? Have you actually listened to ace and aro people talk about their experiences and how much they get shit on on a regular basis?
No, you don’t get to silence ace and aro people by claiming they’re sex-shaming.
It’s not that much of an effort to NOT be an asshole and to be considerate of other people.
A kinky panromantic pansexual
As a writer (not just as an ace) I would ask people to think about the last time they found popular media without sex, romance, and sexual attraction in it that isn’t for toddlers or an all male gritty war show (and trust me, those are few and far between as well.)
As an Ace writer, I actually struggle to write ace/aro characters - especially women - because those narratives do not exist and don’t even escape sex either. It’s hard to figure out how to start a story you’ve never read before. (Because the obvious way to show a character is ace/aro is an aborted love story or them hating on a companions sexuality)
It would be nice to have anywhere to go to escape compulsory sexuality, even for a little while. That’s all I’d want - the ability to escape somewhere.
I don’t see how wanting to have a quiet space implies sex can’t happen at all.
I’m starting to think straight people are a myth because whatever their sexuality I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t do Natalie Dormer if given the chance
as an asexual person pls can u stop making sexual attraction into some “”“”universal human trait”“”” thank/fuck u