Hey there beautiful people! Welcome to Amy's world, where it's all about the ~isms: feminism, liberalism, vegetarianism and sarcasm(almost an ism). I'm a 21 year old Melbournian pharmaceutical science student and I love learning languages.
When you say you’re a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.
Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.
Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.
It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.
It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.
It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.
Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women
‘I tried bulimia once.’
There’s nothing quite as lovely as a thoughtful message from someone who understands:
’Sorry you’re going through this, I tried bulimia once and it sucked.’
Bulimia does suck. The sky is also blue, and the world round.
But darling, you did not try bulimia once.
Forgive me if I’m callous, but I can’t dig up much sympathy for someone who believes gagging once and deciding it’s icky is ’bulimia’. Sure, it’s never a good thing to try to make yourself sick, unless you’ve just been poisoned. And thinking purging is a viable option isn’t exactly healthy.
But sticking your fingers down your throat and coughing and then going OH MY GOD EW is not bulimia. Fasting for a day and then ‘fainting’ in the hallway is not anorexia. And ‘getting so desperate I seriously considered anorexia or bulimia’ isn’t an eating disorder.
Bulimia is a speeding train with no brakes, bingeing and purging and bingeing and purging no matter how broke you are or how disgusting the food is or what you should be doing. It’s gorging until you can barely stand, puking until you bleed, and the city could burn to the ground and when it was over you’d still be standing in the ashes, bingeing and purging.
Anorexia is a wall of blue-gray ice, a miswired translation code that turns appetite into disgust, a terror you don’t understand, a fear so real you can see it and hear it and kiss it goodnight, an illogical logic that rewrites everything and you know you need to eat and maybe you even really want to eat but you just can’t because if you did everything would fall apart.
Desperation is digging through the garbage for nothing-something-anything to stuff in your face because you have to binge and purge right now. Desperation is standing frozen in the aisle of the grocery store for minutes/hours/years, and then buying the same calorie-free crap you always buy because you can’t eat it if it’s not safe. Desperation is swallowing laxatives like normal people swallow candy, just because you have to be empty.
And you can’t ’consider anorexia and bulimia’, as though they were for sale at the pharmacy between agoraphobia and cyclothymia.
You didn’t ‘try bulimia once’.
It’s not a diet, and it’s not a choice.
America: What is your favourite place to eat?
Australia: Do you have any quirks when speaking?
Austria: What kind of person do you wish to be?
Belarus: Is there anyone you love? Family, friends, romantic interest?
Belgium: What do you think of your siblings?
Botswana: Do you like to sing? Why or why not?
Bulgaria: Who do you consider close to you?
Cameroon: Describe your culture.
Canada: Favourite wintertime activity?
China: What was the best moment of your life?
Cuba: What sort of grudges do you hold if any?
Cyprus: What hands-on activities do you like (drawing, carving, building, etc.)?
Denmark: Do you wish for something of your past?
Egypt: Do you stand up for what you believe in? How?
England: Are you controlling?
Estonia: Do you think people often misunderstand you?
Finland: What do you prefer, kindness, sternness, or apathy?
France: How do you show love for those you care for?
Germania: What is the hardest thing you have ever had to do?
Germany: Do you have a hard time forgiving yourself?
Ghana: What is our favourite sport?
Greece: Do you let other help you when in need?
Hungary: Who is the person you trust most?
Hutt River: What is the most memorable dream or nightmare you have had?
Hong Kong: Do you fear death?
Iceland: Do you hide your real personality? Why?
India: How important is family to you?
Japan: Tell us a secret about yourself.
Kenya: What is your favourite wild animal?
Korea: What is one thing you accomplished by yourself?
Kugelmugel: Is there anyone you have a love-hate relationship with?
Latvia: Do you believe you are brave?
Ladonia: What is the internet site you visit most often?
Liechtenstein: How do people underestimate you most often?
Lithuania: Do you desire power?
Macau: What is your favourite festival or celebration?
Molossia: Do you consider yourself strong?
Monaco: Do you think you are a lucky person?
New Zealand: Would you rather be an elf, dwarf, Hobbit, or wizard?
North Italy: What is your least favourite part of your personality?
Norway: What was the most disappointing time in your life?
Netherlands: Most generous thing someone has done for you?
Poland: Hardest thing you have gone through?
Prussia: Would you prefer to live forever or die alone?
Roman Empire: How would you like to be remembered?
Romania: What is something you are very ashamed of?
Russia: Have you ever suffered from low self esteem? Do you still?
Sealand: Who is your best friend?
Seborga: What is your favourite beverage?
Seychelles: How do you handle people being rude to you?
South Italy: What is your favourite part of your personality?
Spain: What would you tell to the person or people you hurt most if you had a second chance?
Sweden: Are you a leader, follower, or independent?
Switzerland: Would you consider yourself evil, good, or neutral?
Thailand: How good is your poker face?
Tibet: What do you value most?
Taiwan: What do you think of the people or person who raised you?
Turkey: Would you ever want children?
Uganda: How would you like others to see you?
Ukraine: What is one thing that has made you stronger in life?
Vietnam: What is something you are proud of about yourself?
Wy: What kind of art do you like?
Zimbabwe: Who is your favourite character from any folklore?