women who succeed in male-dominated fields are always labeled Female Athletes or Female Rappers or Female Presidents but when landon donovan scores 57 international goals (which is 110 less than abby wambach’s record), nobody feels it necessary to label him the Leading Male Goal Scorer. no, he just gets to be the best goal scorer. even though there are a dozen women who have outclassed him. funny how that works.
my nine year old cousin is always like “why are you making jokes all the time” and i’m just like “it’s a coping mechanism because i’m not emotionally stable enough to deal with the hard realities of human existence now go watch ratatouille”