Brute Reason

A collection of thoughts about psychology, social justice, and anything else I give a shit about. freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason

Topics: feminism / psychology / lgbtq / sex / politics / abortion / health / mental illness / language / depression / sexism / sexual assault / fashion / racism / education / social justice

my actual writing, if you're curious

When I was a young woman living on my own in a new city this fear was rational and warranted. Now, as a man in my 30′s (who is always perceived as male) I still experience jolts of fear when encountering lone men on public transit, when a creepy guy appears at a party, or when a car pulls up to the curb beside me. I was recently in a fast food restaurant when it suddenly filled with young boisterous guys making a lot of noise. I was immediately filled with adrenaline, despite the fact that the odds were incredibly low that they would cause a problem for me. In an earlier part of my life this reaction was smart. Today it is irrational, but deeply ingrained. I have learned to temper my fear and stand up to men who are behaving badly, but I do so in the face of fear that is the result of my own survival story.

  1. thisisnotmadness reblogged this from closedforprayer
  2. straightwhiteboys reblogged this from sociolab
  3. lavendersprigsandcoffee reblogged this from brutereason
  4. fishcrackerz reblogged this from sociolab
  5. cristiana-rai reblogged this from sociolab
  6. bonedrone reblogged this from sociolab
  7. casi-nada reblogged this from sociolab
  8. bematthe reblogged this from sociolab
  9. thefutureisbroken reblogged this from sociolab
  10. theprettiestman reblogged this from sociolab
  11. sociolab reblogged this from stavingdarkness
  12. ineptshieldmaid reblogged this from brutereason
  13. curvedroygbiv reblogged this from brutereason
  14. maliahjones reblogged this from bhenchodpatriarchy
  15. bhenchodpatriarchy reblogged this from stavingdarkness
  16. coolcatcg reblogged this from babysbreathflower
  17. babysbreathflower reblogged this from stavingdarkness
  18. lilwitch reblogged this from brutereason
  19. do-i-idont-know reblogged this from closedforprayer
  20. tashiazan reblogged this from brutereason
  21. longsightmyth reblogged this from stavingdarkness

blog comments powered by Disqus
Ultralite Powered by Tumblr | Designed by:Doinwork