1. "My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress."
    — Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via didyoueatallthisacid)

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  4. fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

    I just wanna have abs…olutely all the pasta and breadsticks

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  5. "

    1. Girls Shalt Not Have Sex.
    (someone asked me what the guy word for ‘slut’ is
    and I couldn’t find an answer.
    it’s an old story: a rumour goes around that so-and-so
    blew a boy in the disabled toilets.
    the girl fakes a cough to get herself sent home
    to escape the classroom-wide hiss of ‘slut’
    while the boy she blew walks into the same class
    and is greeted by an onslaught of high-fives)

    2. Girls Shalt Love Boys.
    (when I was ten, there was a movie trailer where two girls
    leaned in for a kiss, and I felt sick for the rest of the day.
    it took four years
    along with faux-casual questions to friends
    useless quizzes on the internet
    entries in a diary that I later scribbled out
    to admit, fine, okay, yes,
    and another year after that to say it without mumbling)

    3. Girls Shalt Not Be Bitches.
    (it took over ten years of school for me to realize
    my women teachers got called bitches
    for doing things that my male teachers got called efficient for.
    we were assigned to a group project in science class
    and whenever my friend tried to tell the others to quiet down
    so they could get on with the work,
    she was jeered into silence
    and she never found it fair that her boyfriend did
    the same thing and the noise stopped.)

    4. Girls Shalt Have A Vagina.
    (she introduced herself with a deep voice and a gushing smile.
    she had a pink dress and an adam’s apple
    she had a necklace resting above her cleavage
    she had escaped from an all-boys high school
    and I didn’t understand until I learned later
    gender is more than the two rigid boxes
    that we are told to tick one of)

    5. Girls Shalt Smile.
    (he frowned when the subject was brought up
    and he shrugged a lot as he explained
    that we look better when we smile. Less hostile.
    His shrugs stiffened when I asked him why we shouldn’t look hostile.
    ‘I dunno,’ he said, dropping to a mumble. ‘Girls aren’t s’posed to look hostile, I guess.’
    The next time someone walked past me on the street
    and told me to smile,
    I gave him my sunniest grin
    and a middle finger.)

    — ‘Five Commandments for Being A Girl I Unlearned,’ theappleppielifestyle. (via theprophetchuckshurley)

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