Sometimes becoming a parent feels out of my reach.
It’s a variation of “pull yourself up by your bootstraps”. It suggests that if someone struggles in adulthood, it was their fault for not taking their education seriously, instead of the result of oppressive social, political, and economic structures.
Violence is nurturance turned backwards.
Most sexual assault survivors know their attackers – which means some of us may come across our assailants as one of Facebook’s “People You May Know.
“Many of the most unbalanced people I have ever met are those who have devoted themselves to healthy eating,” — Steven Bratman
Most people look at the word “disabled” and assume it means “less able.” It doesn’t. It means “prevented from functioning.”
Learn how to stop, breathe, think, talk, and listen to each other, and your relationship will thank you.
Treating everyone exactly the same actually is not fair. What equal treatment does do is erase our differences and promote privilege.
Gaslighting is the attempt of one person to overwrite another person’s reality.
4. Let go of assumptions and stereotypes
“Don’t you want to get rid of your disability?”
Generally speaking, TMI is best when it comes to things like your kids and sex.
Feminists are often gaslighted into believing that holding their partners accountable for promoting gender equality is unreasonable.
If you’re a queer person who doesn’t feel the need to go into details at the moment or a straight person acting in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community, using gender-neutral terms of affection can work in your favor.
Band-Aides will not cover ozone holes. #GreenerTogether
If you’re disabled, it shouldn’t be your job to constantly educate others.