“We are a society of protection,
We teach girls to never put their drinks down,
never walk home alone at night,
keep your head down,
instead of teaching boys
do not rape,
do not harass,
“no” does not mean “please change my mind”.
We make bullet proof blankets,
and special locks for doors
We hand out blackout curtains,
hire security guards,
have lock-down drills,
rather than quelling the violence,
rather than changing our gun laws,
rather than taking the weapon
out of the hands of a perpetrator.
We hand him the gun
and then scramble to protect ourselves
from the bullets.
We blame short skirts for rape,
mental illness for shootings.
When do we blame ourselves?
When do we point our fingers at the
way our society has started handing out shields,
instead of regulation?
We need to hold ourselves accountable.
We need to stop calling 74 school shootings
since Sandy Hook
We need to stop calling the statistic that 1 in 5 women
will be raped in the United States alone
anything else but a fact.
These. Are. The. Facts.
Stop sugarcoating them.
Poison with a candy shell is still poison.
Remember that.”—"We Need Change" by Claire Luisa (via claireluisa)
It’s 1am so I’m sorry for the people who won’t see this. But if you want confidence and don’t know how to get it, a really good way is to be confident in other people. When you walk into Starbucks, think, “damn, that barista’s hair is da bomb!” Or when you go to school, think, “my teacher is rocking that skirt!” When you start seeing everyone as being beautiful, at some point you realize that you’re everyone too.
Lynda Carter has some thoughts about why there is no Wonder Woman movie and they show that the woman who played the character during the 1970s has better insight into her than the people who get paid to think about the character: