I will never forget the first time I heard it.
‘You won’t be a real woman,’ he said, ‘until you have children.’
At the time I was struggling with my gender identity and I was fairly certain I wasn’t a woman to begin with, but the comment still struck at me. That this person would think that actual women weren’t ‘real’ until they had children, by which he meant specifically carrying children,…
It’s still pissing me off that people on Tumblr think it’s totally cool to rip off my work wholesale and repost it without permission. I wish I could find contact info for the OP who posted that one post that now has an excess of 2,400 notes, all from people who apparently think it’s SUPER COOL to fuck over writers.