This is the third post of my Feminism Project. Submit your ideas about feminism to me here and leave a comment about what you think about this post!
"This post is about the feminism project and about how i almost got raped because of the way i dressed.
Three days ago, i went to my driving lesson class. There were a lot of guys, and i was the only girl in the room. I don’t know them personally, but i see them all the time, and they have always seemed nice. I heard two guys talking about me and making fun of my clothes ( i was wearing high socks under my jeans) but i just ignored it. A moment later, one of the guys came to sit beside me and began making small talk. I pretended I was listening and he began fake flirting with me. I just ignored it again, but then he took my glasses off “to see the real color of my eyes” and tried to slip his hand in the hole in my jeans (i was wearing ripped jeans, but they didn’t show skin). I pushed him away, and he went to sit to his previous seat. When the lesson was over, I went to leave but the guy stood between the door and me. He said he wanted to have babies with me. I asked him to back off and he did. I left my class and began walking home alone. At first, I noticed two guys, including the guy from before following me, but I thought it was a coincidence. After 10 minutes they were still following me, and they started to call my name. I began walking faster and so did they. They said they wanted me to wait for them “because they wanted to tell me something very important” and also they “wanted to have fun with me”. I began starting even faster until I found a crowded place. When I turned around, they weren’t here anymore. I am writing this post because I am tired of girls being judged and harassed because they don’t wear clothes boys want us to. I am tired of looking back everytime I am walking alone. That’s why we need feminism."
"One time at my school we had a public speaking competition and we had a judge come in from the neighbouring boys school, my friend delivered an amazing speech on rape culture and how it is never the girls fault. This male judge then after her speech proceeded to say something along the lines of “this is why your parents send you to an all girls school, it is to make you traditionally feminine, mild and meek and kind, you need to carefully think about the image you portray to the world, a lot of this by what you wear” this was completely the opposite of my friend’s speech. It disgusts me to think this man teaches, his views could be passed on to the hundreds of boys at his school. That’s why we need feminism"
"Well what can I say about feminism? It will always be needed, as people think of feminism as a bad thing. People hear the word feminism and act as if you’ve just said that you’re a nazi or something. Feminism is all about equality for men, women and all genders inbetween. However in the real world it’s not that simple. Girls are, traditionally, expected to sit there and look pretty, whilst doing all kinds of housewife duties and looking after children. Guys are, traditionally, expected to go out and earn money to keep the house. Some guys still believe that they get a say in what girls get to do in life. This is particually still used in very devout religious families. Arranged marriages are still a thing in the 21st century. Girls as young as sometimes 8 are made to marry guys 30-40 years and sometimes older than them. And this is all treated as a business transaction, girls can be used as a form of money. If that doesn’t horrify you then well, I don’t know what to say.