#randomness #verbaldiarrhea #thoughtsforSS #apprehensioninwaiting
There are appropriate times to say, “boys will be boys.” Like, for instance, if they insist on exploring the woods near their house, or if they come home with scraped knees and can’t explain why.
But if you say, “boys will be boys” to excuse violent or sexually inappropriate behaviour, you are the very worst kind of person.
This video deserves its own thread because it’s that important.
If you are not driving or operating heavy machinery, you need to look at this NOW. Like, right now.
This is why media representation matters. This is why all the POCs in just about every story being evil, dead, stupid, or non-existent is harmful.
Watch this right fucking now.
ETA: I hope people of color are not the only ones liking and reblogging this.
well worth the ten minutes. watch it. warning : depressing
from left to right;
I am afraid to hold my boyfriend’s hand.
My friend’s parents sent her away.
I found death threats in my locker.
I submitted to electroshock therapy.
I lost half my friends after coming out.
My grandmother sends me hate mail.
My school won’t let me take my date to prom.
I am not here anymore.
My dad tried to beat it out of me.
No one is proud of me.
This showed up on my blog again. Forever reblog.
The “I am not here anymore.”
Oh my. This hit hard.
i don’t even care that this isn’t black and white.