A ball of cobalt blue yarn unravels in his hands. Odd, surreal, Toshinori never predicted this would be his present. An ordinary Sunday, the apartment’s air is fresh, as if it’s three in the morning instead of three in the afternoon. He can smell fresh bread in the oven. Off tune, her middling humming soothes his weary soul. Her hearth burns, and he stares with a vague smile on his face. As the string continues to disappear, six-inch knitting needles taking its unformed mass to create something knew, Toshinori realizes this is the place he chooses to be.
I'm sick of all these high and mighty 'oh, I'D never get an abortion, but if other people do that's their business'. White Christian girls who think they're better since THEY aren't the 'type of women' who get abortions.
That’s a super reasonable thing to be tired of. I mean, the biggest issue is that it really contributes to the stigma that surrounds abortion. Obviously, if you know that if you were to become pregnant you would not get an abortion, that’s perfectly fine, and there’s nothing wrong with that, however, the whole “I think people should be able to get abortions, but I could never ever do that.” only continues to ostracize those that do.
I remember when I was first getting more involved in politics, I had friends talking about abortions, which at the time I knew I supported, but I was still kinda weird with it (this was like 4 or 5 years ago, friends, so bare with me lol), and all my friends were like, “I could never ever have an abortion. But if someone else wants to, then that’s their choice.” etc. etc. And I remember just being really quiet, despite knowing at that time that if I were to get pregnant I would have had an abortion. Honestly, I should have called them out. I should have said something, especially because someone who over heard us, or hell, even one of the people there may have had one, and felt like shit, because there’s attitude. Regardless of intention, a shit ton of people talking about how they could never, ever do a thing has this condescending tone to it, that can really make people feel like shit. So, I think it’s really important we remember the various situations people are in, and coming from, and how our tones when discussing what we would and would not do can effect that. I honestly really hate that I didn’t say more then, but I promise you that is not a mistake I have made again, or will make again, lol.
tldr: When talking about abortion it’s super important to consider how your words/phrasing/attitude may contribute to stigmatizing the procedure and making people who chose to have abortions feel shitty, and isolated. This isn’t to say that everyone must have all the abortions ever, but more accurately that how you talk about your personal choice, the words you use, etc. can have effects, and if you want to be supportive, you need to make sure your language/choice of words makes that clear. There’s a lot to be said for the difference between, “I don’t think abortion is right for me, but I support people and whatever choice it is they make” and “I could never, ever have an abortion. I mean, I just couldn’t do that to a baby. But of course, if that’s what someone wants to do, they should be able to.*”
(* This is actually something someone said to me once.)
i like how ppl are tryin 2 act all ~high and mighty~ for me bein wrong about the leaks and i’m like? literally an hour before they were proven real i said “hey if they do turn out to be real i will apologize and take back what i said”, but even now ppl are sending me asks like “TOLD YOU SO!!!” and commenting on my post like “LOL ur a b*tch/idiot/moron/etc” and i’m like…..do you…….really think you’re being the better person about this? really?
that moment when you walk in on your mom kissing your mentor/teacher/the symbol of peace
he’ll be all might right. eventually
(tbh i think Inko is the one who almost always initiates kisses between her and Toshi. she has had experience with romance before, while he has absolutely none, so she takes the lead with romantic affection, like kissing
Toshi is always super awkward when it happens tho and never really knows what to do, b/c, again, he has no experience with this stuff. he eventually settles into it, but is always super flustered at first, and can never quite get rid of that surprised first response)
You don’t know how happy I was that his personal hero All Might turned out to be a genuinely good guy. I was so afraid it was gonna be one of those “hero turns out to be a douchebag” situations but nope it was beautiful and emotional
Inko is going on a date with Toshi, but she’s freaking out about her hair, and Izuku knows exactly -.05% about styling hair, and both are freaking out until Izuku remembers that OH YEAH KACCHAN KNOWS HOW TO STYLE HAIR
so Izuku calls Bakugou all frantic-like–it goes something like this
Izuku: KACCHAN COULD YOU COME OVER TO MY HOUSE REALLY QUICK??
Bakugou: WHAT THE FUCK WHY
Izuku: MY MOM’S GOING ON A DATE WITH ALL MIGHT–
Izuku: –AND NEITHER OF US KNOW HOW TO STYLE HER HAIR RIGHT–
Izuku: –SO COULD YOU PLEASE HELP US KACCHAN????
Bakugou: I’M ON MY FUCKING WAY, DEKU
so Bakugou rushes over to Izuku’s house so he can fix up Inko’s hair all super nice and fancy before All Might can arrive
and later on, when All Might does arrive, Bakugou is the one who answer the door. he looks up at Toshi’s unkempt hair for all of three seconds before he’s like “NO. NO FUCKING WAY. YOU ARE NOT GOING ON THIS DATE LOOKING LIKE THAT. NOT AFTER ALL THE WORK I JUST FUCKING DID.” and drags All Might, who is completely baffled (???? why is Bakugou here??? how does he know about his date with Inko????) to the bathroom to fix his hair up b/c jfc someone has to take charge here
and that’s the story of how Bakugou helped All Might and Inko get ready for their date