It’s as if people have taken the #MeToo movement and twisted it backwards and sideways and so many directions that it’s stopping them from focusing on what it really is: a movement against sexual harassment and assault.
Modesty shouldn’t be a prerequisite for respect and it shouldn’t be the sole indicator of self-respect. The level of modesty a female victim is perceived to have in her clothing choices is irrelevant – she is not to blame for the actions of her perpetrators.
Much as it stands today, America was mired by gender and racial biases that forced most of these founding mothers to live within the confines of what larger society defined their “role” to be.
I am a feminist, and it isn’t because I hate men. I am feminist because I support women and men.
This is a people problem because it impacts relationships. It impacts our daughters. It impacts you and your relationships and you quality of life.
Worry about your own bodies, which are falling apart due to being too stubborn, proud, and scared to see a doctor on a regular basis.
You’ll want to save this number immediately.
It turns out, other people think they know more about your rape than you do. It turns out that many people will have many opinions about an event that didn’t happen to them. It turns out that you will really care about what they think, and it will slice open your belly, over and over and over again.
Take this in: rape culture exists because we as people like to think that it does not.
Because one in six American women will be victims of rape in their lifetime. Because it happens to men too.