i never really understood the need to be an angry feminist. i thought being angry simply alienated people and that a more passive style of feminism was a better way to educate people about gender equality. everyday at work now i face people i've never met speaking down to me because i'm a woman, and i am so fucking angry. i am totally enraged. there is no way i can possibly get these people to treat me better. they do not respect me, they haven't from the very first time they spoke to me, though i've always been nice and empathetic and accommodative of their needs, they never will. they continue to speak down to me, like i'm an idiot, like i couldn't possibly understand. they explain the same things to me over and over again, day in day out, in the most condescending of ways. i cannot even begin to express what a frustrating predicament this is to be in. i want this to change, i want my niece to thrive in a world free of this kind of discrimination and misogyny. i want her to be able to do whatever she wants to do in life and be respected in her choices. i don't want her to have to be angry. but i am now. i'm not yet sure what to do with it, but i get it, i understand we need to be angry to shake shit up. fuck this passive accommodative female bullshit, it's ineffectual and i have no more of it to give.
📸 by max, my three year old nephew.