Seanan McGuire, “Indexing” (via emjayelle)
#also while there are a lot of problems with the disney princess movies#in terms of discrimination and lack of representation#and how they twist the original fairy tales etc#so many people forget that its a successful widely lauded franchise#based entirely on movies about girls conquering their fears#chasing and achieving their dreams and overcoming incredible obstacles (via intrajanelle)
That is infuriating nonsense, and I will not stand for it. Judging your own self worth on a scale of glances and half-nods is like trying to measure intelligence with a teaspoon. The only way to truly gauge your attractiveness to others is to interact with them, and even then, what a ridiculous societal shitshow we put on for each other, with hiding feelings! You’re subconsciously begging for reasons to validate your own (perceived) failure, and I, for one, will not sit by and let it fester. If you’re not going to stand up for yourself, the rest of us will.
I’m not trying to be mean. But if someone said this about you, I would yell at them. So I guess I’m yelling at you a little.