One of the things I’m grateful to feminism for is this one simple thought: “Nothing exists in a vacuum.” The phrase is a fave in the feminist community. In its current wave, feminism is all about understanding how things bleed together. Sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, etc. Nothing. exists. in a vacuum. And I say that to get to this: Just as toxic thought does not exist in a vacuum; childhood does not either.
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