I want to see Rapunzel with paint up to her elbows and a sunburnt neck.
I want to see Belle so engrossed in her book she has tears rolling down her cheeks.
I want to see Tiana cursing like a sailor in the kitchen because the president is in her restaurant tonight.
I want to see Ariel deal with humans eating seafood.
I want to see Cinderella hold court with straw in her hair and mice in her pockets.
I want to see Aurora with grimy hands & nettle stings from tending her medicinal herb garden.
I want to see Snow White stop wars with a single afternoon tea.
I want to see Merida explore the Isles with her 3 rapidly-growing brothers.
Can we just take a second to note how rude my ex is being to people? He just tweeted “Hey, just be nice to people” and now he’s calling his friend an asshole over Twitter.
Now, I don’t mean to make mountains out of molehills, but I feel like there’s some hypocrisy going on here. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. So I guess what I’m trying to say is please just stop talking.
Most guys do not have to deal with the world of women. They’re born from us, they live around us, but for the most part, we take care of our own shit. We buy our own tampons. We deal with skeevy guys who catcall us. We deal with crappier work situations. We deal with getting told we suck at things because we have a vagina, and that we need to be prettier. […]
Then, they had daughters. […]
The girl goes to school, and you watch how she’s never called on. You hear someone insult someone else by calling them ‘a girl’, and it stings. Your little girl is awesome! She’s brave and smart and funny! Why would anyone use that as an insult? Then, you remember all the times you did it.
And then, you realize that, all along, you’ve been a part of the problem.
It’s like when a man has a daughter he suddenly wakes up and realizes, “Oh my God, boys out there are going to treat my daughter the way I used to treat girls”. That’s why men are so protective of their daughters. They know how awful boys are because they acted the same exact way. And instead of teaching your sons not to be assholes, you hide your daughters away.
I’m sorry I don’t understand
Where all this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
(Oh, we had everything)”
— "Just Give Me a Reason" (Pink and Nate Ruess)