I am not an objectThere’s something I don’t like about the phrase “rape culture.” It’s not that I think it doesn’t exist or that I want to turn a blind eye to the problem. Rather, I feel like it is a misnomer that breeds confusion and skeptism. Rape culture is not just about rape. In fact, most of the time it is not. It is about objectifying women. Objectifying of women can lead to rape, but more often it appears in the form of little acts of disrespect and harassment that strip a woman of her feeling of humanity.I am not an object2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I think a lot of people don’t realize how much these sorts of dehumanizing experiences can affect a person… especially if they’ve never been the target of one. But they shouldn’t be minimized, even if they never escalate. People seem to think that sexual harassment is “no big deal” so long as it doesn’t culminate in rape. “You got catcalled? Groped at a party? Leered a
God ForbidGod forbid she cut her curls,God Forbid1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dye them blue,
Link arms with girls,
God forbid she learn to dance,
Have an open stance,
Take initiative and make the plans,
God forbid she laugh too loud,
Walk too proud,
Stand firm to herself and lead the crowd.
God forbid she be extreme,
Or questionably mild,
Or in between.