Lupita Nyong’o accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role award onstage during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Don’t tell thin women to eat a cheeseburger. Don’t tell fat women to put down the fork. Don’t tell underweight men to bulk up. Don’t tell women with facial hair to wax, don’t tell uncircumcised men they’re gross, don’t tell muscular women to go easy on the dead-lift, don’t tell dark-skinned women to bleach their vaginas, don’t tell black women to relax their hair, don’t tell flat-chested women to get breast implants, don’t tell “apple-shaped” women what’s “flattering,” don’t tell mothers to hide their stretch marks, and don’t tell people whose toes you don’t approve of not to wear flip-flops. And so on, etc, etc, in every iteration until the mountains crumble to the sea. Basically, just go ahead and CEASE telling other human beings what they “should” and “shouldn’t” do with their bodies unless a) you are their doctor, or b) SOMEBODY GODDAMN ASKED YOU.
So, I’ll get fined for not having health insurance because my employers will not cover me and have in fact cut my hours to avoid covering me thus damaging my ability to pay my bills? I’m lucky if I have enough to pay for rent during a good month.
I’m feeling so cared for right now, you guys.
I’m all for affordable (and free if you can’t afford it) health care because in 2013, I truly believe treatment and care is a right, not a privilege, but this system is broken and I can already feel it breaking me further down.