Girls are told to be skinny but not too skinny and to wear makeup but not so much that guys can tell and to dress in revealing clothes but not too revealing or else you’re a slut and a hundred other contradictory standards so I think guys can deal with being made fun of for wearing fedoras
And that’s the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn’t always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn’t even something — it’s nothing. And you can’t combat nothing. You can’t fill it up. You can’t cover it. It’s just there, pulling the meaning out of everything. That being the case, all the hopeful, proactive solutions start to sound completely insane in contrast to the scope of the problem.
It would be like having a bunch of dead fish, but no one around you will acknowledge that the fish are dead. Instead, they offer to help you look for the fish or try to help you figure out why they disappeared.
This is actually a really good way to explain it, I think.
I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG THIS
Favorite line will always be “No, see, that solution is for a different problem than the one I have.”
yes. this. and:
Thin privilege is people who claim to “care about fat people’s health,” but don’t care (or approve of the fact) that fat stigma often leads to those same fat people not getting treatment or getting inadequate treatment for the medical conditions that they do have - which, in some cases, endangers their lives.
I think this proves that people aren’t “just concerned for our health.”
# CAN WE JUST# TALK ABOUT THESE TWO FOR A SEC# BECAUSE EVEN IF YOU DON’T SHIP IT…# THIS IS A PURE FEMALE/FEMALE FRIENDSHIP# FOUNDED ON MUTUAL LOVE AND RESPECT# NOT PUPPY LOVE FROM SAM TO LARA BECAUSE LARA’S ~DA HERO~# BUT THEY OBVIOUSLY CARE SO MUCH FOR EACH OTHER# THE WHOLE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO RESCUE SAM# AND ALL THOSE TIMES WHEN YOU LOSE TRACK OF SAM# WHEN SHE’S CAPTURED OR IN PAIN# YOU FEEL LARA’S DESPERATION# SHE LOVES SAM# SHE WANTS TO RESCUE SAM BECAUSE IT’S SAM SHE’S RESCUING# NOT JUST BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO# OR BECAUSE IT’S A ~HEROIC DUTY~ OR WHATEVER# AND THIS IS THE KIND OF FRIENDSHIP YOU RARELY FIND IN BOOKS AND MOVIES LET ALONE IN VIDEO GAMES# VIDEO GAMES THAT ARE CONSISTENTLY DOMINATED BY SEXIST TROPES THAT DIMINISH STRONG WOMEN LIKE LARA# BUT HERE IN A VIDEO GAME IS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO YOUNG WOMEN THAT IS NOT HATEFUL# NOT CATTY# NOT SPITEFUL OR COMPETITIVE# BUT FOUNDED ON LOVE# REAL LOVE.# AND THAT IS WHY I SHIP IT. FOREVER.