I swear to god I’m not stable
My laptop died a miserable death the other night but on the plus side I’ve been able to borrow a mac book pro from this designer, how fucking rad is that
One of my housemates clocked that I’ve been putting Baileys in my morning coffee for the past week when she saw me with a cup of ‘white coffee’ when she knew there was no milk in the house
Secret morning drinking is no longer a fun game, now it’s just kind of sad
Feeling awful both mentally and physically, and so fragile. I can’t articulate it but I have the overwhelming need to communicate it. It’s hard.
When I was a kid, I had a robot dinosaur, but I also had a dolls house. I had spiderman lego but I also had stuffed animals. My little brother had action men, but he also had a jewelry box. My parents encouraged me to achieve in maths and science in school, but were also proud of my achievements in art, music and English. I was lucky to have parents who are both feminists, and who believed that ever child should be encouraged to pursue whatever interests they have.
And that’s exactly how I feel now, as an adult. I think enforced stereotypical gender roles are nothing but damaging. All they do it put a limit on what a person feel like they can and can’t do, what they can and can’t like, and what they can and can’t achieve.
I am not transgendered, I relate to my biological sex and I am comfortable within myself. My brother is the same. But we both still have interests in areas which are not stereotypically assigned to our genders. I think this is healthy and we both have more passions in our lives because of it.
Why should be teach men that they need to be emotionally cold and dominate others? Why do we teach women that they should be submissive and settle for anyone who deems them worthy as being a child bearer? Why do we treat anyone who doesn’t relate to their biological sex as a freak? What possible benefits are there to this?! How is it anything other than INCREDIBLY emotionally and physiologically damaging?!
Sorry for the essay, but yeah I feel that gender roles are nothing but damaging and quite frankly, they should not exist. I consider myself very lucky to be raised in a somewhat gender neutral house, and although I still have my issues and demons (like everyone does), I think I wouldn’t be as well rounded if I hadn’t. Enforcing certain expectations on children before they even have a sense of identity is wrong.
Yeah life’s a bitch, but it’s not all bad, things can always get better