2."As a teacher, I see this a lot with my students. It's always about not liking things. It's not that they don't like things — it's that they don't like the social implications of them liking the things. Whether that's anime or female artists, but they won't say they like it because they think that there will be a social consequence for them not liking it."
4."I made more money than my ex, so I would pay for things. But he wouldn't let me pay — as in, he wouldn't let me physically hand my card over to the server. So when the server would come, my ex would look me straight in the eyes and say, 'I got this, babe.' Then, he would hand her my card."
8."Whenever someone gets off on hating everything and constantly projecting toughness. I was like that when I was, like, 15, and my entire personality was a device to try and convince people I was tough in some way. Like, if a new song came out, I had to assert that it was terrible."
12."My ex-boyfriend wore these boots. They were a size 13. They got all fucked up. So I got a him a new pair. They came, and he loved his new boots. I'm a mom, so I had to check to see if they fit. You know, like, 'Where's your toe?' to see if it fits right. Well, he wore a size 8-and-a-half. He would walk around in a size 13 pair of boots because someone might think something of his little feet."
17."Whenever they can't take criticism for anything. No culture has this many things tied to its identity as what it's supposed to be to 'be masculine.' Any criticism of that identity leads to a wall of men on the internet ready to throw down. Catcalling, really? That's the hill you wanna die on?"