Liberal Feminist, Involved in the fandoms of Harry Potter, Adventure Time, Black Butler, Spice and Wolf... et cetera. I love Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter. ... Excellent.
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this is why i’m raising ella to do whatever makes her happy. i believe in skinned knees, dirty hands, climbing as high as she can, the curiosity of space and how everything works. i will never let her believe that being a girl is holding her back from anything. i will never get tired of her asking, “what’s that?” or sitting with her for 15 minutes while she watches how machinery works in our every day adventures, as i do my best to explain what it all means. this is important. my patience in her curiosity and ability to achieve has already made a huge impact in her life. ella will be 2 years old on friday and already tells herself, “i got it” when faced with a new challenge and “i did it!” when she accomplishes it.
raise your daughters to be self-aware beyond their looks. raise your daughters to always be curious. raise your daughters to work hard. raise your daughters to have passions that make them happy. raise your daughters to be whatever the fuck they want to be.
Let me explain why this is really important: Because it takes a lesson every other show teaches you and corrects it.
Most shows will say “Be yourself! Then girls will love you for you and you will have so many girlfriends! So many!”
It’s another disappointing message to young boys that teaches them they are entitled to women. That “hey just be you and you get girls, neat!”
Tino’s mom takes the time to say “No, be yourself because yourself is who you should be. It won’t necessarily get you girls, some of them still won’t be interested but the most important thing is you like yourself.”
That’s a great message and if he follows through with it, it is likely to make him far more interesting as a romantic partner.
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said “Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad) I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.