worth-less

I try really hard to advocate body positivity and self-love and I always try and show that it’s a bumpy road

Like, I do love myself but I’m already having a really insecure day, and I just kinda wanna distance myself from people and rethink some shit.

It’s hard but I know I’m not worth any less because of it.

anonymous asked:

why do you even think you deserve to be in a top spot in the wwe? others have worked much longer and harder for it.

I dunno man, why did Randy Orton deserve to be champion after two years of training and two years of ringwork at fuckin’ 24 years old? Which is y’know, exactly the same amount of time I put into this and I’m hedging 29? 
Look, if we’re gonna pull out a laundry list of young guns who grabbed the brass ring, I’m pretty old as far as things go. 

I got a late start. Doesn’t mean I’m chickenshit in the ring.
Ain’t mean I’m worth less than any hard worker out there. 
I’ve put my body on the line for this, I’ve shoved my intestines back into my stomach cavity for nights on end so I could keep fighting. 
Don’t presume to tell me I didn’t work for it.

From India and Turkey to Oxford, we live in a perpetual state of war against women. Equality of the most basic kind cannot exist when a woman’s life and her words are always worth less than a man’s

On some days I don’t need to read the news. I know it already. It is basically a list of the women and girls who are the latest to be abused and killed. If it is nearer to us – a teenager murdered and dismembered – we are saddened, while consuming every detail. The dead girl’s face will watch us for a while. And just when it feels too much, her face will soon be replaced by another.

We fixate on individual loss as we feel our way for clues that might help us escape our already dark imaginings. And in the night we wonder where our children are, and who they are with, and what they are doing; we walk ourselves through scenarios in which somehow these awful things would not happen to our children. Or to us. Or to anyone we know. This is the collective secret of motherhood. Let it be someone else’s.

Now, though, we are at one of the recurring stages in the news cycle where, unless we switch off altogether, some things become impossible to ignore – although of course they have been ignored deliberately for a long time. The abuse of young girls? Now it is Oxford – nice Oxford, where in fact a quarter of children live below the poverty line. As with Rotherham and Rochdale, the stories of ongoing abuse and rape finally emerge. If this is all about Pakistani grooming gangs, indeed let’s investigate it fully. But such gangs can operate only in an environment in which the adults who come into contact with these girls do not appear to value them or see them as children. Even when they are turning up with their crotches soaked in blood they are seen to have consented to relationships with much older men, or memorably described as “unrapeable”. Consent only exists for the right class of women.

The right class of women are certainly not to be found in Yarl’s Wood, where asylum seekers are detained. As with the child-abuse stories, all those who work with refugees have been talking about the sexual harassment and self-harming that has been going on there for a long time. This is not a sudden revelation, but now the evidence is there: Serco, the private company running the centre, may have to answer some serious questions. The abuse is systemic.

In Turkey, women have been out on the streets because of a rising tide of sexual and domestic violence. Since Özgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student, was murdered after an attempted rape and her burned body found by a riverbed, women have been vocal about the rolling back of their rights by the AK party, with many of its supporters saying that the murdered woman was to blame for seeking “sexual freedom”.

In India, politicians want to ban India’s Daughter, Leslee Udwin’s important documentary about the gang rape of Jyoti Singh. In this film, one sees the attitudes of the rapists and the defence lawyers. It is hard to say which are the most disgusting. Over and over, they state that basically she deserved it for being out with her boyfriend, and that if she had not fought back she might still be alive.

The response of the Indian political class at the time of the attack was appalling, many talking about “adventurous spirit” leading to inevitable rape. Singh was flown out for medical treatment in Singapore, so horrific were her internal injuries, and when she died there her body was brought back not to her village, but cremated at night to avoid more protests. Television at the time – I was there – was suddenly full of middle-class women from Delhi also saying they did not feel safe.

So sexual autonomy and freedom from violence remain an impossibility for most of the world’s women.

In this country, we move from one abuse story to another, not wanting to make the necessary connections. Rape is now recognised as a war crime. What isn’t recognised is that we live in a perpetual state of war. Here comes the obligatory qualifier: terrible things happen to men and boys too. Not all men and boys are terrible, but we operate in a system in which half of us live in fear. According to our level of privilege, we can mute that fear or we can insulate ourselves by focussing on ever-smaller issues. Thus we have feminism as a series of lifestyle choices: can I be a feminist and wear frills/join Isis/not like the new Madonna album?

Sure, that’s easier than trying to dismantle a system that operates very well for some, the world over. When David Cameron says he is going to do something about child abuse, one wonders how he will admit its scale, or admit that the lives of working-class girls are not important to him and, even if they were, that this is beyond the scope of his rudderless government. The make-believe election we are having will always be more of a priority for those who run things.

The war against women is waged routinely and globally. Equality of the most basic kind cannot exist when a woman’s life and her words are always worth less than a man’s. But in the darkness of the night, what haunts us are not broken systems but the faces of the broken girls. So, so many. All the time.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/04/india-turkey-oxford-state-of-war-against-women-sexual-violence

can we get some skin positivity for ppl with inflamed skin disorders like

shoutout to the ppl with shingles and hives and eczema and psoriasis who’s skin gets itchy and bright red and splits and bleeds and sometimes even prescriptions dont help. you’re still wonderful and beautiful and i know it hurts but never let anyone tell you that you’re worth any less bc of it..

I think the funny thing about love is that it’s generally worth it in the end. Even though it hurts like hell and is probably worse than almost every other kind of pain when it does not last, eventually, the pain gets a bit better and the joy and bliss that you had for a while were better than never having had them at all. Despite the pain it’s still always been worth it.
—  John Sonince (me)
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  • WOC:Yet you guys use it all the time to describe 100% of relationships involving women of color, specifically black women which is blatant misogynoir and active participation in the history of the desexualization of the black female body.
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  • WOC:...
  • White slash shippers:Shut the fuck up