I took my bandana off before I got in bed last night. I had a dream that I was front row at a pretty small, semi-private, Bob Dylan concert. A girl ran and jumped on the stage all crazy like. I jumped up, tackled her, and dragged her out the stage door. The whole band and crew followed me out and Bob said to me “Heyyyyyy, what’s your naaaaaame?” I said “Kimya” and he said “Kiiiiiiiiimmmmmyaaaaaaa” and winked.
I allowed myself to snap at a customer in the most polite way I could think to do. I told someone who was demanding to know “how you stay so thin working in a candy store” that, while I’m happy to answer questions about any of the chocolates, I don’t answer questions about my body. And I hate that I had to be polite about this. I hate that it’s my job to pretend things are okay when they aren’t. I hate pretending and lying. Customer service is the worst.
Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.
Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.
Seriously. When someone says they won’t date feminists or women/femmes who don’t shave their legs or fat girls/femmes I’m just like
Some guy on FB told me when I said I’ll never shave my legs “good luck finding a man” and I was like, “thank you for wishing me good luck I am sure it will help”
More anti-feminists should be vocal about it so I can stay 20 feet away from them at all times.
“Date someone who is interested in you. I don’t mean someone who thinks you’re cute or funny. I mean someone who wants to know every insignificant detail about you. Someone who wants to read every word you write. Someone who wants hear every note of your favourite song, and watch every scene of your favourite movie. Someone wants to find every scar upon your body, and learn where each one came from. Someone who wants to know your favourite brand of toothpaste, and which quotes resonate deep inside your bones when you hear them. There is a difference between attraction and interest. Find the person who wants to learn every aspect of who you are.”