*This post was prompted by a couple Facebook friends sharing this thought piece,because this it either summed up their thoughts, or they can’t believe that that funding cannibalism needed to be talked about. I won’t be linking to any others, because I don’t want to bring them more attention. Ones concerning the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge are getting outta control. I’m genuinely down for critically…
Masa describes the value in adults learning and utilizing social and emotional skills to shape youth into adults that will one day provide positive influence
"… I wonder why the onus is on the victims to prevent their own deaths. I wonder why minor violations or rudeness can precipitate the punishment of death. And I wonder why we don’t apply the same level of scrutiny to adults and people with power as we do to kids and victims.”
Christine, Buzzfeed (via missdeejers)
I’ve heard it said before that losing weight, for aesthetics not health, is like accepting that women are meant to be lesser than men. We should be smaller, weaker and deferential. Well fuck that. I take up SPACE! I lift heavy things. I wrestle with men and give them so much grief they forget I’m “a woman” and focus on me trying to rip their head/arm off!
Be strong. Take up space. Be healthy. Don’t accept, ever, that you are lesser than any man or woman.
This initial comment, and notjuststrongforagirl's comments on it. Seriously ladies, please please please listen up.
IT IS GOOD TO BE MORE, NOT LESS. IT IS GOOD TO BE PHYSICALLY CAPABLE. IT IS GOOD TO BE CONFIDENT.
I don’t understand the mindset of anyone who wants to be less, to fit into other people’s pre-conceived notions of what they “should” look like, but it still seems to be the norm, judging by my experience as a personal trainer and human being, and by those of my friends and colleagues. Fortunately, more and more women are adopting the attitude of the OP and notjuststrongforagirl, and are great role models for it, but there is still a lot of work to do.