Maybe, of all the characteristics and descriptions of the world, I want something that reflects my spirit, my heart, my tenacity and lust for life.
Sexual violence is less of a women’s issue than we thought.
Ms. Bialik’s article perpetuates that idea that women can avoid abuse and harassment and assault if we would only “dress modestly” or not “act flirtatiously” or be “perfect tens.”
Women will no longer be silenced.
As a survivor of sexual assault and thus a person who already feels unsafe in their body, especially in public places, street harassment is triggering to me. A reminder that my body is not my own in rape culture, that other people believe themselves entitled to my body and my time.
It us up to us, as women, to learn the power of our voices, the strength of our skin, the value of coming together in protest—maybe not in silence, but, simply in solidarity—affirming that our presence matters. Our presence deserves to be heard.
Our society is not good at recognizing patterns of female sexual misbehavior because our investigations are still set up with the assumption they are there to find and identify male “creeps.”
You are a wild and beautiful thing.
You must always remember
the difference between being loved
Feminism, you see, doesn’t take sex off the menu.
The fact of the matter is this: every woman has a Harvey Weinstein in their lives. Most of us just don’t like to talk about it.