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- Boss, this morning: So...I totally have a license and everything: would you guys be uncomfortable if I brought my gun to the office?
- Me, immediately & emphatically: Yes.
- Everyone else: -looks at me like I'm ridiculous-
SMELL LIKE A MAN
SPORT SCENT SO EVEN WHEN YOUR CLOTHES ARE CLEANED AFTER SPORTS YOU STILL SMELL LIKE SPORTS
SMELLING LIKE SPORTS MEANS YOU ARE A MAN BECAUSE ALL MEN PLAY SPORTS AND IF YOU DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE SPORTS SMELL YOU NEED TO MAN UP!
SMELL LIKE YOU CAN MAN AND ALSO LIKE YOU CAN SPORTS
So some time last week this guy who was dating my co-worker Y got hold of our company’s main line and has been calling multiple times a day…I thought it was kind of weird, but her personal life is pretty non-traditional, and also we’ve been super busy and she’s splitting time between two departments, which means she’s at her desk even less than usual. So I just figured he used to call her direct line and when he couldn’t reach her there started calling the main line.
And then last night, co-worker L & I were leaving, and Y was still there, and there was this beat up car next to Y’s, & as it was after 8pm, L & I were like, who the hell is that. & then he got out of his car and was like, is Y still up there? & I told him she was but she’d be down soon.
Well as it turns out she broke up with him two months ago, and now he’s basically stalking her, which she’s not really concerned about. But it super freaks me out, considering the world we live in & recent events & the fact that I’m often in the office by myself at night. I mean, she thinks it’s all harmless & I want to trust her, but also this is the kind of situation that could so easily go bad so quickly, and anyway.
I feel like I can’t express genuine concern/worry about it because I jokingly made a comment about a restraining order, and Y (who is Hispanic) said she’d never call the police on him because it’s not “street” & they don’t handle things that way. And I know I’m a middle class white girl who was raised to trust the police and I live in a world where it’s safe for me to do that, but also this has already gotten to a point where it doesn’t just affect Y anymore. And men who react this way when they don’t get what they want are frankly terrifying, and who even knows what they’re capable of (I mean, except we do know what they’re capable of, which is exactly why they’re so terrifying).
What You Crave vs What You Need
- Chocolate: Raw nuts/seeds.
- Oily/Fatty Snacks: Kale, leafy greens.
- Soda/Carbonated Drinks: Actual, literal bubbles.
- Chips/Salty Food: Topsoil.
- Cookies: Freudian psychology.
- Sweet Tea: A strong Southern gentleman to take care of you.
- Pasta/Carbs: Pasta/Carbs.
- Ice: The sweet release of death.
Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?
And does that suck?
But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.
And that’s not the same for fat folk.
When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.
And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.
That’s thin privilege.
the joys of adulthood: work is currently so stressful that i have pimples on top of (literally, physically on top of) my stress-induced exacerbated-by-birth-control eczema.