this is amazing
"If you have to treat me differently because you heard I’m a feminist, you subconsciously realize that there is something wrong with your normal behavior."
This is so true for a whole assortment of things but I’ve never been able to put it into words. Like when people find out I’m queer and they suddenly act less homophobic. I have relatives who magically stop showing their racist tendencies around people of color. Just because you don’t display your prejudice around the people you’re prejudiced against doesn’t make you a good person - it still means you’re shitty, but also extra shitty because you realize your behavior is offensive and you only display it around people who won’t be immediately harmed.
"I’m a leaky roof,
sometimes the water spills in,
but so too does light."
Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via perfect)