Or reminding me that there is a reason that I shouldn’t.
Every time I say I want to cut my hair, my mom, boyfriend, grandparents all say, “No, don’t do that! You look pretty with long hair”, or “I wish I could grow hair like yours, don’t cut it!”
Well, you know what, it is my head! It is my form of self expression and I have nothing. I have felt so lost and so not myself for so long that I am at the point of not giving a fuck.
I will get tattoos, I will get my hair cut and dyed. I will lose weight how ever I feel comfortable, and I will dress how ever I fucking want. If my job doesn’t like it they can either get rid of me or get over it.
“3 percent of the decision-making in media comes from women. That means 97 percent of how women are portrayed is decided on by men.”—
Independent Lens, PBS “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” (via ihopeyoucontinue4ever)
It also means that 97 percent of how men are portrayed in media are decided on by men. Something to remind MRAs and their ilk of when they complain about the stereotype of men as inept slobs, bad fathers, etc in media and advertising.
Men have the power. So when we men are shat on by the powers that be you don’t get to try and blame women for that.