This is partially inspired by Midori's awesome drawing (shown above).
What does it mean to be feminine?
Wearing a dress?
Having a vagina?
Playing with dolls?
Being a mother?
Liking romantic comedies?
Wanting love over sex?
Having long hair?
Being a victim?
Taking care of people?
Not liking video games, electronics in general, sports, machinery, math, science, technology, etc.?
Or is being feminine simply feeling and identifying as such, while doing whatever it is you want to do-be it fixing a car, peeing while standing up, or playing with Barbie dolls? Does this word really mean anything at all?
What does it mean to be masculine?
Having a penis?
Holding back all emotion(except anger, that is)?
Being sexually promiscuous?
Liking sports and electronics?
Wanting sex over love?
Being a hero?
Having short hair?
Being the one to work?
Liking action movies?
Or is being masculine simply feeling and identifying as such, while doing whatever it is you want to do-be it dancing ballet, wearing a dress, or watching sports? Does this word really mean anything at all?
Why do we let ourselves be constrained by these binaries of gender? Why do we allow ourselves to be so limited by them?
Maybe it's time we just let ourselves be free.
(and yes, the title is a reference to this: http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Fuckin_Magnets)
I depend on the bees, on the spiders and ants
Cornelius the cat was an eccentric fellow,
Dressed in all the colours from blue to yellow,
With patterns never seen on a feline before,
Clothes colourful and brash, he did so adore!
He was shunned by his peers for his curious dress,
And even his family thought his style was a mess,
For his taste in loud colours went beyond what he wore,
Bold colours could be seen on his walls and his floor.
No visitors came calling, or rang on the phone,
So Cornelius spent most of his time all alone,
“I won’t change who I am for anyone ” he said,
As he played with a ball of bright orange thread.
He did have one cousin who’s taste was the same,
Cornelius kept his portrait in a colourful frame,
But his cousin would hide his penchant for loud colours,
Dressing plainly in public to be just like the others.
While Cornelius could envy his cousin at times,
Getting phone calls and visitors would be so sublime!
But changing who he was simply to get along,
Going against his true nature just seemed so wrong.
For Cornelius the cat enjoyed being unique,
Looking like everyone else wasn’t such a feat,
For what was so special about all being the same?
Cornelius thought not standing out was a shame.
So Cornelius will stay in his colourful home,
Without any visitors or calls on the phone,
And wear colours with patterns that are both bold and brash,
And continue to be different from all other cats!
still not quite happy with it but it's getting there... working on the timing and quality of the audio.
"What are you doing, child?" father asked.
"I'm trying to touch the sky." On tiptoe, she waved her hands above her head.
"But you can't reach the sky," he said....
Ok so this should pick up right where Julie ended in the other vid talking about stories but the uploader is quite cranky and wouldn't let me combine them by saying and I quote: "File too big 400mb isn't enough for you?" or something like that so my product is complete but split exactly down the middle! Let me know what you think of this new edit-I'll try to upload a zip with the complete version if the cranky thing allows. Thanks for the help with the much needed guy inclusions to KarlaMarie and Rita Verdades! If for some reason I didn't give you credit please leave me a comment below. Thanks!
*Update zip could not be added.
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