23 9 / 2013
"I think it’s crazy that we hit our kids. Here’s the crazy part about it. Kids are the only people in the world that you’re allowed to hit. Do you realize that? They’re the most vulnerable and they’re the most destroyed by hitting, by being hit… but it’s totally OK to hit them! And they’re the only ones! If you hit a dog, they’ll fucking put you in jail for that shit. You can’t hit a person unless you can prove they were trying to kill you! But a little tiny person with a head this big who trusts you implicitly… fuck ‘em, who gives a shit… And we’re proud of it. “I hit my kids!” “You’re damn right I hit my kids!” “Why do you hit them?” “‘Cause they were doing a thing I didn’t like at the moment… and guess what… they didn’t do it after that!” Well that wouldn’t be taking the fucking easy way out, now, would it?"
22 9 / 2013
"Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive."
22 9 / 2013
"Why isn’t there a commandment to “honor thy children” or at least one to “not abuse thy children”? The notion that we must honor our parents causes many people to bury their real feelings and set aside their own needs in order to have a relationship with people they would otherwise not associate with. Parents, like anyone else, need to earn respect and honor, and honoring parents who are negative and abusive is not only impossible but extremely self-abusive. Perhaps, as with anything else, honoring our parents starts with honoring ourselves. For many adult children, honoring themselves means not having anything to do with one or both of their parents."
22 9 / 2013
"Feminists are routinely ‘accused’ of being lesbians or man-haters (as if the two are synonymous). Straight feminists often scramble to defy this stereotype by proclaiming their unfailing love for men and their affinity for bikini waxes. Some subtly distance themselves from lesbians by wearing buttons that claim ‘straight but not narrow.’ This is bullshit to me. If being called a lesbian is an insult to me, then I am an insult to lesbians. Any feminist who fears being called lesbian, or who fears association with a movement demanding civil rights for gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, is not worthy of being called feminist."