why are 15 year olds so angry
You know why women often say “nothing’s wrong” when something is definitely bothering them
It’s because men have been belittling, minimizing and mocking our emotions forever
And we are socialized to be as passive and undemanding and selfless as possible, and not to run any risk of bothering or angering a man lest he abandon or hurt us
It’s not passive aggression, it is fear
oh my god
it’s not passive aggression, it is fear
It isn’t just women to men though. Although this behavior is taught mostly to women, men can feel this way too, and women can feel this way towards other women. Some people (like me) have been taught to take up as little space, time, and effort as possible. It’s the same thing that causes us to apologize when someone else bumps into us, or to feel uncomfortable saving a seat for someone else. It can be difficult for us to remember that we’re worth just as much as the people who take up an extra seat on the bus for their bags.