Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves is known for being well-spoken and just generally a thoughtful, eloquent person, and her recent essay for The Talkhouse is no different. In it, she speaks out against double standards and sexism in today's world and discusses authenticity, Lana Del Rey, and Andrew W.K. Read a part of it below, and the full thing here. It's worth it if you've got some time.

""I feel weird about eating these days or leaving the house, or existing in a material form at all, because having a body that talks too much and sweats and makes mistakes is exhausting, and here’s this dude just standing around with dented hair and a Napalm Death shirt over sweatpants shorts and it’s almost as if the whole world isn’t scrutinizing what’s in his cart at the grocery store, what he looks like without makeup on, how his gender affects his authenticity as a performer. I was looking straight at this spaced out, sweet-faced, charming guy, just standing there, calm and existing."