“I used to walk down the street like I was a fucking star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be - and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.”
I am not a lady and have no interest in being one. I am a woman and I don’t care too much for abiding by some antiquated ideals or rules. Basic manners, sure. But being lady-like? Get off my jock and take that shit elsewhere.
And doods don’t need to be gentlemen, they need to be a good PEOPLE. In fact, we all do.
That whole thing about chivalry and the man being polite and holding the door for me? It’s not gender specific. I will hold the door for you, you hold the door for me. It’s courtesy.
Look, I guess I could not burp while drinking beer at the bar, eat neatly or keep my opinions to myself, but why? I mean, so I fart from time to time? So I drool coffee on my lap, giggling while reading Tumblr. So I am a loud talker and tend to curse obsessively? Why shouldn’t I? So I can spare you the horror of seeing and hearing me for who I really am? Sorry, that’s not an option.
I sincerely hope that people, regardless of gender, aren’t even concerned about this shit anymore. If they are, they need to check themselves. Whether or not I let you open the car door for me really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. I understand basic manners and courtesy, that is something that we ALL must abide by and extend to one another. But those are things that advance humanity.
“What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things, every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘Liberal,’ as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor.”—