"When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do."
- A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way.  (via astronomized)

(Source: blacksupervillain, via frankieislivingadream)

    Child: I want to kiss people of my same sex
    Parent: are you sure??? have you kissed anyone of your same sex???? You can't know for sure unless you actually kiss someone of your same sex!!!!!
    Child: I want to kiss boys and girls
    Parent: Are you SUURE you're not just covering for being gay?? Are you sure this isn't just because your friends are gay? Are you sure you aren't just confused?? Have you kissed any boys or girls? You can't possibly know for sure until you have actual experience!! I think you are just having a lot of hormones.
    Child: I don't want to kiss anybody
    Parent: You will change your mind later.
    Child: I want to kiss people of the opposite sex
    Parent: That's wonderful! Which one? What's their name? Let's talk about dating and how to have safe sex!
    child's therapist: your child has a mental disorder
    parent: i'm supportive, understanding, and loving. i will do all i can to help my child.
    child: i can't do this because my disorder makes it very hard.
    parent: you're lazy
    parent: you're immature
    parent: get over it it's not that big of a deal
    parent: grow up
    parent: don't tell anyone about your disorder you should be ashamed of it
    child: i'm insulted and i think your comments are abusive
    parent: i've done nothing but support you with this!!!!