Monday, December 14, 2015

Recommended Reading

[TRIGGER WARNING: CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, STREET HARASSMENT, PEDOPHILIA]

This piece comes with (or should come with) a strong trigger warning for sexual assault, harassment, child sexual abuse and the sexualization and harassment of underage girls.

If you're a man without these triggers, this is required reading.

Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence

Basically, this is one woman's life history, starting from a very young age, of male violence against her. It's horrifying, but believe me when I tell you it's not extreme. The number of stories I have heard that are very similar to this has convinced me that this is a rather typical experience.

Reading this and knowing that makes me want to cry and scream and rage. How many times have I been told I'm making too big of a deal out of this feminism thing?

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