The Selfie (x)
The last one IS Amanda and Kacie in varying roles at any given time.
There will always be men who have fish hooks for fingers.
There will always be women with wet, sharp mouths.
It is okay to get caught up in them.
It is not okay to drown.
Don’t you ever let another human being tear you apart.
Remember that you have claws and teeth too.
Remember that you are better off
Sometimes you just got to let yourself fall apart. And there’s no shame in that. Not even a little.
There’s no shame in falling apart. There’s no shame in asking for help.
I say let them
see you cry;
that you are
It is the ones
best who are
What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.
And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”
When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general.
I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom