theres something thats disturbing me about the whole
“but saying you are delicate or fragile is infantilizing or cannot be paired w strong, determined, etc etc” (other than the fact that argument dont eem make sense— one doesnt beget the other and none are mutually exclusive?)
if youre living?
youre delicate, ok?
your bones are crushable. you have feelings. needs that must be met or you will be unwell. you are mortal.
to say that (white) women are delicate flowers is wrong not because they arent,
but because everything living is, in a sense
that means all humans, are delicate flowers
imagine if instead of only riding out to defend the *important* delicate people
you just all realized everyones equally vulnerable to being trampled and perishing.
and lets think about why this quality of all fucking living things
is only applied to a certain affluent, light as fuck, set.
think about that.