Apparently, I'm 17
Come to my feed for free hugs :)
Somebody run through castle ruins at midnight with me
Soft girl/Dark academia mix
*TW in this message to readers (mentions of sexism and being followed):
I started composing this in my head on a bike ride and typed it up at home. This is about how it was so easy for adults to hide gender inequality from us as children, so much we didn’t even realize it, but now I’m older and I face sexism on a daily basis, and it’s impossible to go back to those days. If you’re someone who thinks sexism doesn’t exist anymore, you’re wrong. I still hear “you throw/run/hit like a girl”. I still get mansplained to daily. I’m not safe alone; I have to take a phone and a friend with me while walking alone at night. Even in the “safest” times, we aren’t safe. I was once followed by a much older man while I was with two other (female) friends in a public place outside of my school in the daytime. And no, it WASN’T my imagination. (We turned directions and sped up and he sped up and kept chasing us. He finally left when we got back to school campus.) I have to “hide” my period because my guy friends are (sorry, guys) too fragile to accept that women get periods. Despite that, I also hear “oh, it’s probably her time of the month. That’s why she’s acting like that.” Maybe I’m acting like that because you’re a sexist prick?
Anyway, if you actually read all of this, thank you. I want to spread awareness about this, because a lot of people think it’s not an issue anymore. It is. It is. It is.
I also realize not all men are sexist. I’m not saying they are. I’m saying some are, and that’s still too many.
Lastly, I would like to give a big shout-out to any non-binary people reading this. I don’t want in any way to make you feel excluded. I support and stand with you. <3
Written By: elliem
July 30, 2020