It’s really hard not to feel frustrated or angry when I keep feeling like someone’s being condescending to me. But it also makes me incredibly sad because it zaps everything I care about out of where I am. And it flares up sometimes.
Respect means a lot. This is the first “job’ where I’ve even had it.
It’s hard to feel confident I’ll find somewhere else when I feel this way about here. I’m just disappointed and I’m upset that I’m having such a hard time talking myself out of feeling this way about it.
Rahhh. Annoyed that even feminist blogs make the grammatical mistake of saying “a women.” I know you can only get so mad about typos, but I feel like this one is more significant than just fucking some language up — when does anyone slip up and say “a men?” It’s the same thing guys. Same fucking thing. A woman. Many women.
When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn’t said afterward. There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in—that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (via womenorgnow)
I like this — I tend to think it’s the best way. I also see how the other behavior demands more immediate results. And sometimes that’s necessary or even good.