Vampire, zombie, mummy
Vampire: Ooh, tough one. On the one hand, I would absolutely LOVE immortality. It would give me all the time I would ever need to do absolutely anything I wanted. I could do so many experiments, I could spend my time unravelling the secrets of the universe, I could assist historians centuries from now in understanding the past via my own memories of what happened, I could do so much. On the other hand, if things go horribly wrong and, for example, humanity dies out, what then? Would I be able to peacefully end my own life? I don’t think I could handle being the last of my species forever. For that reason, as long as I could end my own life later, I would accept.
Zombie: I miss all of my friends down in Eugene. They’re all such wonderful people, even if some of them are a bit nuts and over the top, but that’s just what makes them unique and awesome. I definitely also miss my cat. She died about a year ago now, and I miss cuddling with her. She was always so playful, even as she got old and sick.
Mummy: To be honest, I think some people would maybe miss me for a little bit, but most would move on pretty quickly. I think only my parents would really miss me. Maybe a few of my friends too, but I am so horrible at social interactions that I can’t tell how many of my friends actually think of me as their friend and how many would actually miss me. Probably not very many, I’m kind of a weirdo, I’m constantly surprised that people can put up with me, let alone be my friend.
A common theme in these user-submitted signs is that the women don’t need feminism because they believe in living traditionally. Some specifically state that they are stay-at-home moms. One woman does not need feminism because she likes to cook for her family. On its surface, it’s pretty easy to understand where they’re coming from—you don’t hear a lot about feminists fighting for a woman’s right to cook for her family. But that’s because the option to cook for your family was always on the table (so to speak). Our feminist predecessors had that option, and they wanted more options—like to have job opportunities and to vote. You don’t give up one right when you gain another. The option to be a stay-at-home mom has always been there (if you can afford to live on one income and so forth). You’ve heard about suffragettes fighting for the right to vote because it was a big deal. You haven’t heard about suffragettes fighting for the right to be stay-at-home mothers, not because it’s frowned upon but because there wasn’t a need to vocalize support for the status quo. If someone tells you “your only meal option is beans,” you don’t need to stand up and demand beans. The beans are right there, beaning around in front of you.
However, if you want to talk about a group that has historically voiced support for families, and specifically mothers, of all types—including, yes, stay-at-home moms—we must, I’m sorry to say, talk about feminists. Here’s an incomplete list of mother or family-related issues that feminists have fought for: maternity leave, incarcerated women’s right to give birth without being in shackles, and basic rights for domestic workers. Women Against Feminism would point out that feminists don’t work toward the same rights for men, so what gives? Feminists do actually work toward things like paid paternity leave, for one thing. But similar to the point made by my incredibly insightful bean metaphor, men already, uh, have a lot of rights. That’s why you don’t hear about feminists pursuing them. Maybe if feminists do eventually start fighting harder for the rights of men, there could be a highly paid male executive, or hell, even a male president!
*hides good snacks from family members*
there’s a word for that
hello my name is maggie and im a defensive eater..
hello maggie and welcome to defensive eaters anonymous now who took all the cookies
That would be the most stressful meeting to supply snacks for.
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