boys are taught not to hit girls but they will cause even more damage emotionally.
it’s like you’re saying that boys are punching bags & that girls are dart boards to fire words at & to **** & poke.
teach our young equally. teach them how to love, not who not to fight. teach them how to speak truth & kindness, not what not to say.
teach them to pour sweet nurturing nectar from their souls.
& the next time you shame a man for defending himself against a woman who attacks him, or let a man get away with his pride of not harming a woman with his hands when you see he does it with his tongue or mind instead, remind yourself of your duty to lead the next generation. remind yourself of how everyone should be treated. & loved. & cared for. & protected.
if i have children i will teach them that violence is damaging & not becoming of a human being.
it doesn't matter whether it's physical or emotional, whether they are a boy or a girl. it is never okay to hurt someone.
not all bruises are purple; not all words are audible.
lassie basher: scottish slang for a male who hits a female. i would hear this growing up as the reason for why boys couldn't defend themselves or play fight with girls as kids. it annoyed me because the reason should be because violence is wrong, not because we are female.