A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”
I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”
I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”
…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.
- Elliott Alexzander
Marvleous. Absolutely marvelous.
I know I haven’t been posting or responding much right now, but I’ve been tired from driving 3 hours a day for work right now, plus apparently being pregnant makes you sleep ALL the time.
And now we’re headed to Houston for a wedding, but I promise I will start posting again soon.
Ok, y’all. They do pay my mileage (pretty generously) AND I get paid for driving time. So the commute wouldn’t be great, but they do make it worth your while.
So of the 40 hrs a week I work, between 10 - 15 hours of that paid time will be driving time (the commute is approximately and hour and 25 minutes, but you can usually make it in an hour because there’s virtually no traffic headed that way).
It’s also an hourly, not a salaried position, so if I end up staying longer, or my driving time puts me over 40 hrs, I’ll get overtime pay for that.
AND they said it’s up to me what to do when the baby’s born, I can demote back to my original position at home if I want to. (theotheroneoverthere - we get 6 weeks, not 3 months but they will be giving my maternity leave)
I should note that my job at home is census-based, which means when our census is low, I get less hours, but when it’s high, I end up working overtime. So this would actually provide me with more stability as far as hours. It would also look good on my resumé, considering that there’s another girl at my office that has the same position as me, and has been there longer, but I was chosen instead.
Just because I liked it yesterday doesn’t mean I like it today.
I just got offered a promotion, but I’d have to commute 3 hours a day (round trip).
And I have like, 2 days to decide.