I don’t know why people teach kids about "pimples" and "hormones" and "armpit hair," and refrain from telling them that if they don’t achieve their billion-dollar dreams at the age of twenty-one, there will still be much more to life. And that when you fail at your first job, it isn’t going to be the end of the world. And eventually you will realize that each person’s world is different and your only job is to figure out what your best world can be.
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.
oh my god this is heartbreaking
My uncle divorced my aunt a month after her surgery. Granted there are a lot of emotions running high after a traumatic experience, so I’m sure there were some heated arguments and it wasn’t all because she lost her D cup boobs… surely he wouldn’t be that shallow, not when they were raising two children together. But honestly? It was a huge factor as he confessed to my mother…”how can I stay married to someone I’m no longer sexually attracted to?” Everyone sympathized with his plight and avoided my aunt…sent her flowers and cookies to make up for the lack of sympathy.
It was confusing and disheartening for me to witness as a developing teen tbh.
Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
G.D Anderson (via fawun)
Having grace takes an immense amount of strength in a cruel world
Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.
This is important.
things that are important to differentiate