I had a teacher who refused to let any of us say “its okay” because of this exact reason.
It has taken me years to learn that it’s also okay to say “Thank you.” when someone apologizes.
It is perfectly acceptable to acknowledge that someone has apologized, and still refuse to accept their apology. There are things in this world that cannot be apologized for.
today at work i asked a customer if he wanted french vanilla creamer with his coffee and he said no because he wanted the “heterosexual” creamer instead and it just blows my mind that straight people say shit about how queer people “force our sexuality on them” because i have never met a single queer person who has done something like assign a sexuality to coffee creamer
I am going to buy thirty large tubs (750g) of Nutella and use a wooden spatula to smear it all over myself.
After several hours I will add a new coat, repeating this process until my Nutella supply runs out.
And then I will leave it on for two weeks.
Let it marinate my vibe.
People like Nutella.
People will like me.
Patriarchal notions of manhood don’t just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That’s why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society’s gender ideals aren’t only damaging for women; they’re universally harmful.
Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.