"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Thursday, January 20, 2011


You know, for a pretty ingenious piece of mass-murdering machinery, we are ashamed of quite a lot of our mechanisms.

Farting, for example. Everyone does it. However, in school it is virtually illegal to fart. Do you know how many stomachaches that induces? As if we don't have enough things to worry about at school.

And, apparently, I suffer from this highly infectious disease. Men are terrified of it, and, in consideration of their feelings and not of ours, it must never be spoken of.


I know guys are terrified of periods, but to be honest, girls are freaked out by wet dreams. I think the latter is gross. They're both gross, but unfortunately, they're both natural.

I don't understand why periods are such a taboo. They're lousy - the cramps, the bloating, the Grinch comparisons. And we're girls - girls need to talk. Taylor Swift has built her entire career on this premise.

It's not fair that one) girls have to go through this EVERY BLEEDING MONTH (excuse the pun) and 2) we're not allowed to talk about it. Like it's somehow our fault, or something. That boys can not only trample over our feelings and our love lives and our hearts but also our biological shit too.

Taboos are the most counterproductive things in our society. What's the point of not talking about it? It won't go away, it won't die from lack of attention. Humans are social animals. Social animals need to talk things out, not hide the evidence in heavily-deodorized bins and bathroom cupboards.

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