7. Picking their nose.
I never wear pants in the office. I believe in a-line skirts and cardigans or Michelle Obama style dresses with flats or heels only.
Here was the mentality I grew up with: the world is a meat market and I am a steak. It was my fault if men were giving me looks and I was sinning by giving them something to look at.
A day was eventually set for my self-termination. When the day came it felt strange because I was happy. This part will always stand out to me, that I was joyous — excited, even.
Jealousy is probably one of the most unjustifiable feelings we have, but we have it anyway, despite it being wholly irrational 99% of the time.
Jesus said to turn the other cheek, and look what happened to him.
Scientists are now able to grow vaginas in their laboratories and implant them in willing female patients.
The voices stack up, coming as they do from myriad directions, and begin to swirl together until they are oppressive. They amass into one judgmental standard that always seems above you. And you feel small.
If we don’t stand up for young women who feel powerless to stand up for themselves, who will? Our silence just makes predators like Richardson stronger, and it sends the message that his behavior is acceptable. It’s not. Let’s all do our part to make it stop.
Singular actions do not define you. You aren’t each individual decision you make, but you are defined by the habitual ones, by the sum of all of them together.