People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.

Little girls are nowhere near as mean as they are on tv. like on oitnb when those 8 year olds were all ew your shoes arent designer you smelly poor kid. yea no, i was a smelly poor kid IN MIDDLE SCHOOL and no one made fun of me except for boys. no girl has ever made fun of me for anything