ok, so today at the daycare that i volunteer at it was ‘princess and superhero’ day and this little boy walked in in this sparkling blue dress and my favorite thing is that none of the kids reacted at all, they just told him he looked pretty and went on with they’re day and that is why children are better than adults
Today at work a guest was wearing a Harry Potter shirt and I told him that I went to Hogwarts, too! So we had a conversation about our fictional time at Hogwarts (he was a beater for Slytherin and I was a chaser for Gryffindor, so I was like, “You probably lobbed a few bludgers at me.”) and it was awesome.
I was wearing my Gryffindor shirt while Christmas shopping and there was this cute guy in a Slytherin hat and we made eye contact and he looked me up and down and said “10 points to Gryffindor” and winked at me and normally I hate being hit on but damn boy that’s the way to do it
When I was a kid I was really into the idea of chivalry because I loved knights and stuff, but as I grew older I became troubled by the undertones that implied that women were inherently weaker and needed protecting.
These days I try to practice chivalry not because I think women are weaker than me or need my protection, but because male-dominated society has made being a woman so difficult that the very least I can do as a man is show some damn courtesy.
fyi if you’re a tiny child, there was a time when browsers didn’t have tabs. you just had the one window and had to open a separate window for every other page you wanted open simultaneously. it was real bad