25 Signs You Are Married To The Struggle.

  1. Every morning you wake up and remember you live in a patriarchy.

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2. You waste no time introducing (all of) yourself when you meet someone new.

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3. When someone catcalls you, you are past the point of hatred.

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4. You never truly know if you will be able to make it through an entire conversation with your uber-conservative grandfather.

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5. Your response to the age-old argument about feminism and its damaging effects on society.

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6. You no longer care when someone tells you that doing this or that won’t help you land a significant other.

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7. As hard as you try, sometimes you can’t resist replying to an ignorant/offensive Facebook status.

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8. Your automatic response to “You’re just mad because you don’t have a boyfriend”.

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9. Your guy friends now just refer to you as ‘the feminist’ of the group.

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10. Your friends know not to tell you about the sexism they endured at the office/gym/home/sidewalk this week, for they know it will set you into another downward spiral of hatred for humanity.

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11. When someone makes a sexist/offensive joke you make it very public how utterly unimpressed you are.

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12. You no longer give two shits about what others think about you.

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13. “So you believe men and women are not equal today?”

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14. You make this face way too often at the world.

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15. You are often educating your family and friends about new schools of thought, movements, and theories.

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16. You are beyond proud when a friend or relative starts showing their feminist colours.

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17. You take zero bullshit.

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18. Your automatic response to someone who tries to engage you in MRA discussions.

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19. Your father no longer yells when you tell him to make his own damn food if he doesn’t like what was made for him.

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20. Your bookcase is lined with critical analyses from the most badass feminists.

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21. Fox News is the bane of your existence.

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22. Sometimes you just have to spend an evening with an extra large pizza because the world is so infuriating.

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23. And other times, when it all gets to be too much, you consider reverting back to blissful ignorance.

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24. You replay every infuriating encounter you had that day before you go to bed.

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25. But you sleep like a baby because you are empowered as f*ck.

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7 comments

  1. thewritinglesbian · · Reply

    SO enjoyed this!

    1. Thank you thewritinglesbian, I’m glad you liked it!

  2. This is absolute gold! Loved it!!!

    1. Thanks unwindthechaos – I appreciate your support!

  3. Reblogged this on Unwind The Chaos and commented:
    Who knew I’ve actually been married all this time?

    1. Thanks for your comment, let me know what other articles you’d like to see on my site!

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