And the salt in my wounds isn't burning anymore than it used to. It's not that I don't feel the pain, It's just I'm not afraid of hurting anymore. And the blood in these veins Isn't pumping any less than it ever has. And that's the hope I have: The only thing I know is keeping me alive.
I'm in my father's class at my high school. He said this today:
Him: As some of you may not know, I'm a feminist.
Him: No, really, I am.
Class: *laughs again*
Him: Why is that funny?
Asshole: Because you're a man, and you shouldn't think that way.
Him: Well why not?
Asshole: I dunno that's just the way that is.
Him: I'm a feminist because of my wife. She and I have the EXACT same job. Yet, I make more than her.
Him: Why is that funny? Shouldn't women be paid equally as men?
Same Asshole: No, they're supposed to be in the kitchen.
Him: *slams fist on asshole's desk* Why?
Asshole: Because that's how it is.
Asshole: That's their job.
Asshole: *can't come up with another answer*
Him: I'm a feminist because my wife has the exact same job, gets less pay, and with that, I can barely support my three children. If she got paid as much as me, life would be a bit easier for all of us.
*note, my mother is a teacher like my father*
Him: Women gave birth to us, and now, here in the state of Michigan, they can't even have their own rights? It's 2014 people! Grow up or get out of my class.
“My definition of beauty has grown overtime. As a child I loved dance and I looked up to women like Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn and just all these women who were so graceful, poised and elegant. Then overtime you go through moments, many moments throughout your life where you don’t necessarily know how to do your makeup like the women in the magazines. Yeah by year I learn more about myself and I think that confidence and honesty and just really being true to yourself is probably the most beautiful thing that you can do for yourself and the people around you.”