genderqueer

beyond the binaries

51,166 notes

A boy and a girl run around on the grass at the park. The boy tackles the girl. The girl laughs. She gets up and runs away. She loves to run. He chases, she turns and they grab each other, tumble and land in a pile, giggling. After a few minutes, he tackles her again and she lands a bit hard. She is bigger and physical, but he more than holds his own in roughhousing. She pauses for a second. Then she laughs again; she’s still having fun.

Dad gets his attention, and says, “If she’s not having fun, you have to stop.”

He is two. He needs to hear this now, and so does she. And again, and again, and again, so that like wearing a helmet on the bike it is ingrained.

Yes Means Yes blog: “visions of female sexual power & a world without rape”

Parents, siblings, carers, cousins, teachers, tutors, mentors, aunts, uncles, etc, of young children: we have a chance to mold the gender relations of the future.

Filed under feminism gender parenting quote children

  1. heartless-siren reblogged this from stvky
  2. thusfarnamelessfeminismproject reblogged this from lipstick-feminists
  3. sakaharablogs reblogged this from classicdinozzo
  4. doubledoublewithfries reblogged this from piefacemcgee
  5. feminists-fatale reblogged this from thechocolatebrigade
  6. lilytoby reblogged this from blowingwinds
  7. blowingwinds reblogged this from iftheladyinsists
  8. lantean reblogged this from homoerotics
  9. krysannethemums reblogged this from ladyshinga
  10. english-field-notes reblogged this from icanhasnaow
  11. adriaanamichels reblogged this from icanhasnaow
  12. icanhasnaow reblogged this from bipolargamer
  13. meanheans reblogged this from thebestofallpossible
  14. brokenlightdances reblogged this from leviosadraco
  15. paddypads reblogged this from siriusandregulus
  16. chelseaofthedead reblogged this from siriusandregulus
  17. siriusandregulus reblogged this from leviosadraco
  18. writingpastmidnight reblogged this from leviosadraco
  19. silvergreenworld reblogged this from harrysquared
  20. teampercykatnissharryclarytris reblogged this from nephiliminstruments
  21. trvantwaue reblogged this from fobimagines
  22. midorineko-chan reblogged this from peachmelbatoast
  23. peachmelbatoast reblogged this from precipitationandfruitycandy
  24. precipitationandfruitycandy reblogged this from thesnowflakemenagerie
  25. herself-rediscovered reblogged this from distantfiguresofmymind
  26. iamtehzuul reblogged this from onelastdanceastheworldends
  27. i-n--f-l-u-x reblogged this from f-scottfitzhiddles
  28. f-scottfitzhiddles reblogged this from snarkyfancat
  29. you-betterbelieve reblogged this from likejameslovedlily
  30. callmegabbyy reblogged this from likejameslovedlily
  31. guiltyhearts reblogged this from likejameslovedlily