thoughts of a daily bus rider

Borderless butterfly from D.F, living in Califas and riding the bus..daily.

"I am ‘peeping Tom Tom girl,’ ” she says, “and from my seat on the downtown bus, I have been driven though, been witness to, invaded by, las vidas de ella.”
-Marisela Norte

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Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel.