here’s an example of how insidious this is:
If you were one of those young girls who was simultaneously told that she was smart and talented and loveable for being smart and talented but also told that men were smarter and more valuable than women, you might grow up rejecting anything even vaguely feminine because you didn’t want to be mistaken for weak/stupid/ girly, which you know are bad things.
So you might have a whole lot of tastes that you thought were intrinsic to your personality, like hating the color pink, that are really internalized misogyny. You might grow up and discover some girly stuff that is GREAT like Sailor Moon and realize that you don’t actually hate sparkles and flowers and pink after all, and wonder how different you might have been if you hadn’t been taught from an early age that being a girl was distasteful.
oh look the realization i’ve been having for the past few years
ahahahahah oh god it hurts to read this because it’s so true
Okay, I’m almost definitely going to regret this.
But, this is something I need to work on and right now I feel like maybe I can tackle it.
Send me kiss prompts.
I’ll decide the pairing and the setting, AU or not, just send me kiss prompts.
"First kiss" ""Unexpected kiss" "fakeout makeout" whatever
I’ll see what I can do.
I don’t promise I’ll be able to fulfill every prompt, because this is not a thing I’m confident on.
But damn it, I want to try.
I’m about to head to work, so it may be a while before you see anything, but if it’s slow tonight I’ll fill prompts there.
See the thing in bold?
Let’s do the thing.