by Vanessa Dion Fletcher
I am unemployable because I cant spell and not like other people cant spell, English is my first and only language. I can’t explain it, it’s gotten better but its still there. Spell check and computers are helpfull but they often don’t work. And what about all thoughs times I need to fill out a form by hand. and what about all that extra time I spend using the spell check function of googleing words to compare the serch results with what I’m thinking. Hear are some words I resently could’nt soell in my working life I hope the BOSS dosent notice.
sole I meant soul
There are people close to me, people who understand. People who take extra time to make corections for me. They do it for a smile, a hug, a thank you. If it was not for these people I would never make it passed the cover letter and resume. “Who can’t spell” “they must be LAZY, SLOPY, and STUPID” I know this is what people think.
Perhaps they are just unable? unable to afford a computer, unable to work extra hard to read there work over and over agin checking duble checking and cross checking. Unable to finde people willing to help them. For all these people simple letters on a page are the reson they are unemployable. Luckaly I’m not really one of them. I’m good at passing. Good at pretending, good at casualy looking at my phone when really I’m franticly spell checking, but there is always a chance I’ll be discoverd. who cant spell?"
i dont want my words to be taken out of context
i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized
i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction
i dont want to live in a world where…
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…