Brute Reason

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

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

Readers, if you did not know, the only time to notice or talk about someone’s pregnancy is when they tell you, in words, that they are pregnant. And the thing to say to a pregnant person about their appearance is “Well, you look very nice today, that color suits you/your hair is pretty/I am glad to see you” and to NOT comment on anything about how their body looks, and then you let them take the lead on bringing up the subject of body stuff. If you need a cautionary tale to drive this home, let me tell you about the time I was in mall food court with a friend who had just miscarried at 5 months and how a stranger came up to tell her that she was “absolutely glowing” and “obviously meant to be a mother” and how “that precious baby didn’t know how lucky it was to have such a beautiful mommy!” and how “the way you’re carrying, it looks like a boy. Do you know the sex yet?” and we both froze like deer. My friend excused herself to go to the restroom because she’d forgotten to wear purple shorts under her pants today and didn’t want to Hulk out or cry in public, and after she left I babbled something at the lady like “I’m sure you meant well, but she just lost her baby, not that it’s any of her business, but pregnant strangers and their bodies are also not your business” and she fell all over herself apologizing and unfortunately science still doesn’t let you wish people into the cornfield. Moral of the story: You DON’T know what’s going on inside other people’s bodies, you DON’T know how they feel about it, so DON’T comment on their bodies.

  1. ovariesoftime reblogged this from watermelonexpress
  2. watermelonexpress reblogged this from brutereason
  3. teamanthro reblogged this from bematthe
  4. littlejanelle reblogged this from bematthe
  5. bematthe reblogged this from sociolab
  6. exogetinmypants reblogged this from everyonetookupthegoodnames
  7. everyonetookupthegoodnames reblogged this from readingaroundthemovies
  8. kittereinell reblogged this from infjconfessions
  9. pretty-fuckup-stoner reblogged this from brutereason
  10. justdontcallmemaria reblogged this from sociolab
  11. foreveryoursunshine reblogged this from xndrxx
  12. xndrxx reblogged this from reaume
  13. nunnayu reblogged this from brutereason
  14. jayeonuiai reblogged this from bookpants
  15. thepinkcornmoon reblogged this from februarywhite
  16. februarywhite reblogged this from infjconfessions
  17. vampire-kitty13 reblogged this from xanthiasiro
  18. xanthiasiro reblogged this from vampire-kitty13
  19. mrsmarshallleeabadeer reblogged this from readingaroundthemovies
  20. waitingforfallingstars reblogged this from readingaroundthemovies
  21. hoothoothooting reblogged this from readingaroundthemovies
  22. anamkhatri reblogged this from readingaroundthemovies
  23. magmapotato reblogged this from readingaroundthemovies
  24. life-is-short-2014 reblogged this from readingaroundthemovies
  25. moshingxzombies reblogged this from readingaroundthemovies
  26. readingaroundthemovies reblogged this from verstilde-salie
  27. abitcreepy reblogged this from bookpants
  28. verstilde-salie reblogged this from infjconfessions
  29. mybiggerinfinity reblogged this from infjconfessions
  30. lotbitsexxxxkitten reblogged this from muaaimoi

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