This is what I love about Winter. You wake up in the middle of the night, maybe just to pee or get water or something, look out the window and see this. It’s so beautiful. And it’s silent; you have no idea that it’s happening until you just look. It almost seems fake. And it makes your bed seem way more comfortable, for whatever reason.
Yeah….. Driving in this beautiful weather is the best part.
I recently submitted this picture to Who Needs Feminism? because I feel like it’s pretty important. I’m tired of having to fight a fightjust because I’m female. I’m tired of my (female) commander scoffing at what I wear in civilian clothes because it might be perceived the wrong way by the male Soldiers. I’m tired of not being able to date a man in the Army because other people might talk about us because I am also in the Army. I’m tired of being told to get back to work and asking if I’m “better now” because I have sustained severe PTSD and a sleep disorder (chronic insomnia, sleep walking and night terrors) because I was raped by an NCO in my company. I’m tired of being a burden on people because I don’t feel like I’m being helped with these issues. I’m tired of the fact that I will be going to a court martial in December as a victim of a rape, yet I will be painted as a slut and a chronic fraternizer, and I will probably have my career ruined by receiving punishment for adultery and fraternization. I’m tired of being expected to be a weak, emotional leader, but then told that I don’t express myself fully when I refuse to cry. I am just TIRED of being dictated how to act, dress, talk, at whom to smile and when to be a bitch, simply because I am a woman. I’m not a good female officer….I’m a good officer, and I take my job very seriously. I’m exhausted and I need feminism.