I am five years old. My mother just told me to go fetch a sweater because an adult man would be coming over soon, and I need to cover up.
I am seven years old. A boy wouldn’t stop chasing me on the playground and throwing rocks at me. I’m upset. My best friend says it’s because he likes me and she told me boys are mean to girls they like.
I am ten years old. We just had our first health class in school. The teachers were trying to educate us on sexual assault. After class, my friends told me to scream fire instead of rape if I’m ever being attacked, because no one will come if they hear the word rape being screamed.
I am twelve years old. I just got my first period. A pad fell out of my book bag at school and everyone started laughing. Apparently, periods aren’t normal and they should be hidden at all costs.
I am fifteen years old. I’m in the office crying because a boy I don’t know kept following me down the hallway and grabbing my ass even after I told him to stop. The administrator scolds me.
“maybe you shouldn’t be wearing leggings if you don’t want that kind of attention”
she sends me home with a dress code violation. She marked the “distracting” box.
I am seventeen years old. I’ve just been slapped because a boy got angry with me after I wouldn’t let him put his hands down my pants. Apparently, I led him on by letting him copy my math assignment.
I am twenty-one years old. My best friend has bought me special nail polish to wear to the bar. She says it changes color if it’s dipped in a drink that has a date rape drug in it.
I am twenty-three years old. I’m reading this to the first class I will ever teach. A student raises her hand and says, “no offense, but doesn’t this stuff happen to every girl?”
So yes, I am a feminist. And when you ask me why, I will read this to you. Again, and again, and again.
Reached a milestone
Finally filled up my first anime shelf
I’ll need to build a new one before I get any more.
What I’ve got:
The girl who leapt though time
The boy and the beast
Nausicaä of the valley of the wind
The cat returns
Kiki’s delivery service
Laputa castle in the sky
My neighbour Totoro
From up on poppy hill
The tale of princess Kagua
When Marnie was there
The castle of Cagliostro
Evangelion 1.11 you are (not) alone
Evangelion 2.22 you can (not) advance
Evangelion 3.33 you can (not) redo
Ghost in the shell (1995)
Ghost in the 2 innocence
Ghost in the shell solid state society
Panty and stocking with garter belt
Kill la kill
Gurren Lagann childhoods end
Gurren Lagann the lights in the sky are stars
Madoka magica the movie rebellion
Lupin the third the woman called Fujiko Mine
Cowboy bebop the movie
High school of the dead
Eden of the east
Black lagoon Roberta’s blood trail
Nadia the secret of blue water
Attack on Titan
Full metal alchemist brotherhood
If you have any recommendations for what I should have on the new shelf feel free to mention some titles.
“Was it possible I had been hired not to enlarge children’s power, but to diminish it? That seemed crazy on the face of it, but slowly I began to realize that the bells and the confinement, the crazy sequences, the age segregation, the lack of privacy, the constant surveillance, and all the rest of the national curriculum of schooling were designed exactly as if someone had set out to prevent children from learning how to think and act, to coax them into addiction and dependent behavior."
“The contrast couldn’t be more stark,” Dolan said, comparing her meetings with DeVos and with former Secretary Arne Duncan. “Those were kids who were excited and being seen, being valued, being supported. This was a room of people who had been devastated.”
It’s 2 in the morning. I’m watching a children’s show. And I just ID’d the English voice actor for Hikaru Hitachiin, Todd Haberkorn, as a side character in Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir in less than a minute.
Someone pls fix me.