Patriarchal notions of manhood don’t just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That’s why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society’s gender ideals aren’t only damaging for women; they’re universally harmful.
Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.
I wish my mind could just shut down for a little while.
Going 100000mph inside a skull is excruciating. Like a bomb is going off.
Worse, I don’t even feel like I’m in my body. My mind is moving so fast, I feel like I’m watching myself live.
Or maybe it is slow. Maybe I’m thinking at a snails pace, and my muscle memory is going, then my mind is processing it.
I need clarity. The buzzing of overlapping, jumping, dancing, angry, anxious, happy thoughts needs to end. Wish my mind could shut down. Just long enough for a reboot.
No one but my mom understands. And she doesn’t have time to talk about it.
Now I’m sitting on the couch, head pounding, heart beating out of my chest, trying to pull my shut together before going to my parents for dinner.
I hate everything and everyone right now. The world can go fuck itself
reminds me of my best friend. I miss her :(
I haven’t seen her since 10th grade. I graduated from high school 7 years ago.