I could really use a

cerebral scrub

Blessed be the day I love a human more than this dog.

Your shrieks of horror bring me bliss, I must admit
The thought that I could shred your tips with eight quick flips
excites me, see y’all fuck with the pussy
but I fuck with your minds
Lack of soul and respect is the crime
This.. was a set up.. now tell me what….. what’s my name?”

Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

L’amour n’a pas de, frontiere
Restes car je t’aime comme tu es
J’ai traverse l’ocean du verbe
Et je t’ai trouve

Progression, aggression, regression. Wash your hands, repeat.

F l  e   e    t     I      n       g

To imagine that you are a stronger, more successful individual than another because they suffer from a mental state such as bipolarity or depression is audacious. For when that person breaks the crippling and daunting cycle, they will have driven off more demons than another could imagine. When they break the cycle only to do great things and carry the pride of fulfillment, keep your eyes peeled. That takes strength.