No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
marveloustransformer asked: How is a dad wanting to shoot potential male prospects with a shotgun sexist? That's a father he wants to protect his daughter men know how other men act it's not about being a princess it's about wanting your daughter to pick the right guy. A father knows his daughter is gonna mess up & if a boy breaks her heart he's going to be there for her unless he's a deadbeat dad who's an ass not everything is sexist or feminist but I do hate patriarchal attitudes but not this
Are you kidding me? “A father knows his daughter is gonna mess up?”
NO HE DOES NOT. THERE ARE PLENTY OF WOMEN WHO DON’T NECESSARILY “MESS UP” IN REGARDS TO THE MEN THEY CHOOSE TO DATE. AND MANY WOMEN WHO DO WHO WOULD NOT WANT ANYONE INTERFERING WITH THE MISTAKES AND LIFE LESSONS THEY’VE OBTAINED, REGARDLESS OF BLOODLINE.
Sometimes, often, the “Daddy knows best” notion is WRONG because parents, like all humans, are prone to their own flaws, prejudices, biases, and incorrect perceptions.
Also, threatening violence to a MINOR is really fucked up? And if the person in question isn’t a minor, like, you’re threatening to kill the adult decisions of your daughter?
It IS sexist because the whole dad-with-the-shotgun thing is so ubiquitous to society that we DON’T EVEN HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT TO KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. There’s no “Mom with the carving knife” trope.
If all dad’s spent more time teaching their sons to treat women like PEOPLE they wouldn’t have to spend so much time and money in threatening to kill other people’s sons.
THANK YOU. I was so hesitant to reblog that gifset when it first came around because it made me feel uneasy and I didn’t know why. but you explained it. thank you <3