At the end of the day,
I can’t bear to watch you
stare at others
with want and desire
then have you look at me and say,
“but it’s you I love.”

At the end of the day,
I can’t kiss those lips
that you lick every time
someone more attractive
than I am passes by,
then have you kiss me and say,
“but it’s you I love.”

At the end of the day,
I can’t touch the skin
that burns with the longing
for someone else,
then have you hold me and say,
“but it’s you I love.”

At the end of the day,
I’m tired of feeling
inadequate, like I’m just
someone you’re settling for.
I know I’m not
the best of the bunch
but God damn it,
I want you to make me
feel perfect for you,
like your eyes
are locked on me,
like your lips
can only taste mine,
and like your skin
can only bloom with my touch,
like no one else exists
in your world
but me.

It’s selfish,
but it’s only fair,
because you’re the only one
who matters to me,
and I’m tired of trying
to make you jealous
because you do it so

At the end of the day (by Jai R.)


36 men show us what real male activists look like

Ultimately, the #YesAllWomen rallying cry reached more than 1 million tweets in the days since the tragedy, outlasting even Kim Kardashian’s wedding on Sunday. But women are not the only ones frustrated by our society’s institutionalized misogyny. So many men, too, reported feeling disgusted by the attitudes of the shooter and his alleged peers, the “men’s rights activists” that not only influenced Rodger, but publicly predicted more violence if men aren’t given what they want.

Men deserve their own space to talk back to these “activists.” Here is just a small part of that response, but you can find more responses or post your own on the hashtag #AllMenCan, because all men can have respect for women without ever becoming less of a man.

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