Voltairine de Cleyre (via petitefeministe)
The best part of this essay is when she advocates for children to be brought up with no gender-role stereotyping, and gets in some not-so-subtle digs at heterocentricism and heterosexism in the process.
Did I mention this was written over a hundred years ago? Because it totally was.
so much of this. I don’t want to abolish gender. what I do want to abolish is the idea that anything is inherently ‘for girls/women’ or ‘for boys/men,’ or that there’s only one way to be a real man or woman.
- Boy: Did it hurt
- Girl: (sigh) did what hurt
- Boy: Breaking through the earth's crust ascending from hell