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i was sad but then i remembered my friend steve:

how do you disrespect the haters? you keep doing your swag that they hate. and you do it even louder. and you do it even more confidently. confidence is disrespectful to the haters. haters hate when you believe in yourself. and they can’t stop it, cause haters have no power at all to stop you from succeeding. haters only have power if you let them discourage you. if you don’t believe in yourself, you aren’t going to work hard enough. there is no point in doubting. look at the people who are successful in this world. most of them suck. you can do as good as that. you can do better than that. but you have to decide: this is what i’m going to do. and you have to never give up. if you give up, fuck you. you have to have the persistence and the confidence to not take failure as a sign that you should stop. every day. the next step is to go hard again. go directly at what you want.

i’m still sad as fuck but im wearing the shirt and i’m not giving up on my dreams yet

Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?
Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men!” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. (via itmac)
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