i wanna date someone and live with them in a shitty apartment but be happy about it because we are happy together and we can decorate it with stupid dorky posters of shit we like and figurines and art and we can cook weird recipes we found on the internet and eat them and watch cartoons even if the food is gross because we made it and we’re perfect
… the socialization of boys regarding masculinity is often at the expense of women. I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women (or gay men). We teach boys that girls and women are “less than” and that leads to violence by some and silence by many. It’s important for men to stand up to not only stop men’s violence against women but, to teach young men a broader definition of masculinity that includes being empathetic, loving and non-violent.
The last two years have been some of the shittiest days I’ve seen… I mean, we’re talking record breaking sadness here. Slowly though, I did see improvement in my mood over a small amount of time out of nowhere. It’s sort of like the body’s late reaction to taking a hit to your nuts. All of a sudden I wasn’t sad to wake up every day. I guess there was an end to that dark tunnel I was lost in for what felt like forever. I found a light and a path. I found my way back home.