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Cinderella , Fucking, and Life: s, Melissa Grey Follow @meligrey It's always really surprising to me how differently I respond to the Cinderella mythos than some other similarly feminist women. 5:29 PM-22 Mar 2015 73 RETWEETS 77 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey @meligrey I see a lot of "She just waited around and then a prince saved her. The end. What antifeminist dreck!" 5:29 PM-22 Mar 2015 120 RETWEETS 206 FAVORITES s, Melissa Grey Follow @meligrey When I was a kid dealing with abuse, what other people saw as "waiting," I saw as "surviving." 5:30 PM- 22 Mar 2015 146 RETWEETS 349 FAVORITES Melissa Grey ф @meligrey ' Follow Cinderella never seemed to me to be a doormat putting up with abuse. She survived it and then found love later in life 5:31 PM-22 Mar 2015 290 RETWEETS 542 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey ф @meligrey And that was actually a really positive message for Baby Melissa. I kind of hate seeing it torn apart. 5:31 PM-22 Mar 2015 93 RETWEETS 180 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey ф @meligrey "Why did Cinderella let her stepmother/sisters treat her like that?" Shut up. Not how abuse works. 5:33 PM-22 Mar 2015 213 RETWEETS 437 FAVORITES s, Melissa Grey @meligrey Follow Cinderella survived abuse. It didn't turn her hard and cold inside. She stayed good and kind and found a way to be happy 5:34 PM- 22 Mar 2015 289 RETWEETS 600 FAVORITES Follovw Jenn Marie Thorne @juniperjenny @meligrey Totally agree. Just showing up to that ball was an incredibly transgressive, brave act. 5:33 PM- 22 Mar 2015 Retweeted by Melissa Grey 10 RETWEETS 11 FAVORITES s, Melissa Grey Follow @meligrey @EmilyHenryWrite I hate hate hate when people say they'd stand up to abusers. Means they have no fucking clue what it's like to live in fear 5:36 PM- 22 Mar 2015 5 RETWEETS 17 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey ф @meligrey So what if Cinderella's happy ending is finding love? Do you have any idea how hard it is for survivors to believe they're worth loving? 5:44 PM-22 Mar 2015 641 RETWEETS 1,139 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey @meligrey Cinderella marrying the prince isn't a passive, antifeminist act. Loving and being loved are super hard when you grow up with abuse. 5:44 PM-22 Mar 2015 895 RETWEETS 1,709 FAVORITES Follovw Melissa Grey ф @meligrey In the new adaptation, the repetition of "Have courage and be kind" isn't a meaningless platitude if you consider the cycle of abuse. 6:10 PM -22 Mar 2015 52 RETWEETS 79 FAVORITES Melissa Grey @meligrey Follow Abuse warps people inside. Choosing to be kind is not choosing to be passive. It's choosing to end the cycle of abuse. 6:11 PM-22 Mar 2015 128 RETWEETS 177 FAVORITES Melissa Grey @meligrey Follow Cinderella deciding to be kind is Cinderella deciding to be better, to be more than the people who hurt her. It's a courageous act in itself 6:13 PM-22 Mar 2015 126 RETWEETS 202 FAVORITES fluffycakesistainted: imagineagreatadventure: I just thought this set of tweets was really important. ​This set of tweets is ALWAYS important.
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Cinderella , Fucking, and Life: s, Melissa Grey Follow @meligrey It's always really surprising to me how differently I respond to the Cinderella mythos than some other similarly feminist women. 5:29 PM-22 Mar 2015 73 RETWEETS 77 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey @meligrey I see a lot of "She just waited around and then a prince saved her. The end. What antifeminist dreck!" 5:29 PM-22 Mar 2015 120 RETWEETS 206 FAVORITES s, Melissa Grey Follow @meligrey When I was a kid dealing with abuse, what other people saw as "waiting," I saw as "surviving." 5:30 PM- 22 Mar 2015 146 RETWEETS 349 FAVORITES Melissa Grey ф @meligrey ' Follow Cinderella never seemed to me to be a doormat putting up with abuse. She survived it and then found love later in life 5:31 PM-22 Mar 2015 290 RETWEETS 542 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey ф @meligrey And that was actually a really positive message for Baby Melissa. I kind of hate seeing it torn apart. 5:31 PM-22 Mar 2015 93 RETWEETS 180 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey ф @meligrey "Why did Cinderella let her stepmother/sisters treat her like that?" Shut up. Not how abuse works. 5:33 PM-22 Mar 2015 213 RETWEETS 437 FAVORITES s, Melissa Grey @meligrey Follow Cinderella survived abuse. It didn't turn her hard and cold inside. She stayed good and kind and found a way to be happy 5:34 PM- 22 Mar 2015 289 RETWEETS 600 FAVORITES Follovw Jenn Marie Thorne @juniperjenny @meligrey Totally agree. Just showing up to that ball was an incredibly transgressive, brave act. 5:33 PM- 22 Mar 2015 Retweeted by Melissa Grey 10 RETWEETS 11 FAVORITES s, Melissa Grey Follow @meligrey @EmilyHenryWrite I hate hate hate when people say they'd stand up to abusers. Means they have no fucking clue what it's like to live in fear 5:36 PM- 22 Mar 2015 5 RETWEETS 17 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey ф @meligrey So what if Cinderella's happy ending is finding love? Do you have any idea how hard it is for survivors to believe they're worth loving? 5:44 PM-22 Mar 2015 641 RETWEETS 1,139 FAVORITES Follow Melissa Grey @meligrey Cinderella marrying the prince isn't a passive, antifeminist act. Loving and being loved are super hard when you grow up with abuse. 5:44 PM-22 Mar 2015 895 RETWEETS 1,709 FAVORITES Follovw Melissa Grey ф @meligrey In the new adaptation, the repetition of "Have courage and be kind" isn't a meaningless platitude if you consider the cycle of abuse. 6:10 PM -22 Mar 2015 52 RETWEETS 79 FAVORITES Melissa Grey @meligrey Follow Abuse warps people inside. Choosing to be kind is not choosing to be passive. It's choosing to end the cycle of abuse. 6:11 PM-22 Mar 2015 128 RETWEETS 177 FAVORITES Melissa Grey @meligrey Follow Cinderella deciding to be kind is Cinderella deciding to be better, to be more than the people who hurt her. It's a courageous act in itself 6:13 PM-22 Mar 2015 126 RETWEETS 202 FAVORITES jefgodesky: neurodiversitysci: imagineagreatadventure: I just thought this set of tweets was really important. This changes everything. There’s more than one way to see any story worth telling. The one that said nothing to you might be precisely the one that someone else needs to hear.
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