A CONVERSATION WITH MOM

don't get me wrong, my mom is absolutely wonderful and relatively liberal, but just these things are ?????
  1. on Monday, my mom and I had an interesting (read: infuriating) conversation about my generation.
  2. when I mentioned my promposal to crush boy, her first response was "is that what you're supposed to do?"
    also, she likes to remind me that I'm being "too forward" for a girl and that I should've let the boy make the first move instead of telling him how I felt
  3. THIS MAKES ME SO MAD --- WHY AM I NOT ALLOWED TO DO WHAT I WANT BECAUSE OF MY GENDER??????
    there should never be restrictions as to what I'm allowed to do because I have a vagina!!! I SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN THE WAY I SEE FIT BC I'M A HUMAN. when she asked me why I told the boy how I felt, I said because I was feeling it and I wanted to know how he was feeling and that it made me feel powerful and strong. and she just blankly stared at me like these were things I shouldn't be feeling as the female in the relationship.
  4. her argument is that every girl should feel wanted and should make the boy work for her
    okay, but why is this all up to gender???????? why can't I make another person feel wanted??? why why why why????? I understand that she grew up in a different era, but we've progressed from there!! if we're working towards gender equality, the wage gap isn't the only issue to focus on!! gender roles & expectations are still fucking up lives & need to be addressed too
  5. and when I mentioned that one of my friends might possibly not be straight, she asked "you guys think about that stuff this early???"
    like, yes mom, sexuality is a big part of this stage of maturing!!!! she said "well everyone goes through a confusing period, so why are they deciding now?" BC FEELINGS ARE VALID AND PEOPLE CAN IDENTIFY WHEN THEY WANT AND HOW THEY WANT WHO R U TO SAY THAT THEY'RE WRONG?????
  6. I was getting so heated in the middle of zinburger man
    I neglected my veggie burger for this conversation mom
  7. basically what I'm trying to say is why shove people into boxes from such an early age? let humans develop as HUMANS and not categorize them based on gender
  8. ✨love u mom✨