I don't know if this will be a series of letters to no one, but I don't care. I love how it came out and no one is going to make me feel otherwise.
I've been really cheated by two male friends in my life, and I wish I hadn't been. It makes it so hard to trust where it shouldn't be, and I essentially just wrote this to say to that person that although they messed it up with me- they can always try to be better next time... as well as to the general male population that it's fine and dandy to have attractions....
Just don't be a jerk. lol
[Note as of 6/30/11:] It's a mindset that we all create and feed into, men and women. This submission isn't really about men being negative.
It's about the way we think we all have to behave. Boys AND Girls.
[Note as of 6/26/11]: Thank you all so much for your comments and favorites, I honestly didn't think this was going to get much attention at all.
This came out of a really ugly situation and it's become such a beautiful thing.
I thought, at first, that people would see this and pass it off as just another 'women's rights' submission, but I feel like a lot people saw it the way I wanted it to be seen- not just as women's rights, but as male rights too.
No boy should feel like he HAS to be jerk to be a normal boy.
No boy should feel like he HAS to be interested in losing his virginity to the nearest size 00 to be a normal boy. (no disrespect to any size 00s.)
No boy should feel like he HAS to be anything more than a decent human being to be a normal boy.
And you've all been so supportive, I deeply appreciate it.
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I had a comment from a boy who I think took this the wrong way, as some sort of stab at the male gender. I wanted to say that I didn't just slam the door on this person after they said something.
The person this stemmed from DID indeed have the chance to explain himself. In fact, it was WHEN he explained himself that he said things like
1. You're ugly in the eyes of society.
2. NO ONE will ever think you are pretty.
3. *insert friends here* Are pretty, but you aren't.
So it isn't so much that I'm saying what I feel here and not telling them. It's that they have HEARD this and do not care.