On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. If an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence.
And when we have our periods our ‘male’ hormone (testosterone) is actually at its highest level…soooooo…
Also I don’t see enough white feminists giving credit to Nicki Minaj beyond the interview of her doing her eyeliner. Did you guys forget that she recognized and IDed as cisgender, and recognized that vagina does not equal womanhood, when she called herself a “woman with vagina.” And that asshole talk show host laughed and said “as opposed to a women without one?” and she gave him a the meanest look and said “yes.” We need to gif that.
Real life: most common eye color is brown
Literature: eye color is anything but brown
This actually really screwed me up as a kid. It’s most often villains or unsympathetic characters who have brown eyes (in the books I read as a kid) and their eyes are described as “beady”…
I write lots of brown-eyed characters. I think brown eyes are the prettiest, especially yours, saltgreentstreams.