I’m a feminist because it isn’t fair to anyone that I automatically assume every man who tries to talk to me is a potential threat. It isn’t fair that I have to consider this a possibility, and it isn’t fair that men all get categorized as potential attackers.
I had a really wonderful conversation today with a stranger about a book he is writing, but when he first started talking to me, I was afraid. Nearly every time men come up to me on the street, it’s to try to have sex with me, to follow me home, or to try to touch me. It’s so frequent an occurrence that I forgot sometimes people just want to talk to you because they find you interesting.
me during classes
- "that’s racist"
- "that’s sexist"
- "there are more than two genders"
- "ok but could we maybe not use that word"
- "that’s transphobic"
- "that’s ableist"
- "there aren’t enough girls in here"
I’m so proud to say that a majority of people at TNS also say all these things! It’s beautiful!