The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them.
To my dad
I feel like I reblog this all the time.
Literally never stops being relevant. And sometimes when it happens I need to find this quote and ground myself in the knowledge that I’m not alone in this feeling. (via khaleesi)