Dear overweight people,
If I don't have a right to comment on your body, you don't have a right to comment on mine. Deal?
Since when have curvy and fat become synonyms?
Sincerely, there's a difference!
Dear man on the street,
Please reconsider the claim that you're "making my day" by spewing sexist slurs as I pass. I am worth so much more than my body. I am beauty, I am ancestry, I am faults and flaws and hunger. I am both woman and person, and I am not here for your pleasure.
Dear best friend's boyfriend,
You bought her flowers, built her a den with a TV inside, made her pancakes and always offer to rearrange your plans with her so that she can go out with her other friends
Sincerely, thank you for being the best thing that happened to her
Dear individuals with hard challenges in life,
Please don't use your life to criticize the seemingly minor issues others face. My aunt almost died fleeing her home in Iraq, then became a doctor in England and went back to Iraq many times to help treat people. Despite all that she's seen, she sympathized with even my silliest problems as a child and instead used her life to teach me all people have the strength to get past every kind of challenge.
Sincerely, a proud nephew and healthcare student
We should just let gay people get married; marriage is a joke anyway. People marry for tax benefits or because they think they're in “love,” and 50% of marriages end in divorce anyway. Gay people can't possibly ruin the institution of marriage any more than the celebrities whose "marriages" lasted less than 24 hours.
Please be nicer to and about your teachers. They go into a nearly thankless and very difficult job with not nearly as much pay as they deserve just to help you get a decent education.
Sincerely, a student who appreciates my teachers
Dear Folks who wear make-up,
All in favor of changing the name from make-up to war-paint, say aye.
Dear best friend,
Thanks for going to the gym with me. And thanks for going at my pace.
Sincerely, overweight and slow.
When we say "I hate boys" it means "I hate boys who I thought were nice but actually turned out to be jerks and I definitely don't hate all boys."
Sincerely, we don't actually ever think that you're all jerks
Just because I believe in gay rights doesn't mean that I'm gay.
Sincerely, your straight daughter with many gay friends.
Dear "woman against feminism",
Please don't call yourselves anti-feminist if you vote, drive or have received an education.
Sincerely, the African girl who cannot attend school because education is only for the males of my community.
Dear people who say that girls have to 'earn respect by not being sluts',
Please just stop. Girls, just like everyone else, deserve respect no matter how they want to dress. Who they sleep with is their choice, not yours. No deserves to feel like a lower life form because they get laid more often then YOU think is right or good or 'normal.'
Sincerely, tired of slut-shaming and victim-blaming
Dear politicians who wrote the ACA,
The vasectomy is the most safe and effective form of birth control that exists for either sex. Why the hell isn't its coverage required by the ACA? ...oh yeah, I forgot: birth control and family planning is only about women.
Sincerely, pissed off
Dear best friend's boyfriend,
You talk to her every night on Skype. You send her gifts in the mail, and comfort her when she's sad. You gave her a necklace made out of a blue stone only found in the Dominican. You can behave like a best friend and a significant other at the same time. And you can make ME laugh too.
Sincerely, you've earned the BFF Seal of Approval.