When you are in Elementary School don’t pull the cute girls hair, don’t chase her around, don’t tease her, Don’t call her names and pretend you don’t like her. Be Sweet. Be Kind. Be Gentle.
When you are in Junior High don’t follow the crowd, don’t compete with the other guys, girls are not prizes don’t treat them as such. Be an Individual. Be Respectful. Be Genuine.
When you are in High School don’t use her for experience, don’t leer and objectify her outfits, don’t over sexualize her. Be an Equal. Be a Protector. Be there for Her.
When you are in College don’t use her for fun, don’t take advantage, don’t lead her on, understand no means no. Be Honest. Be Caring. Be Patient.
When you have kids don’t teach them that “Boys will be Boys”, don’t teach them to “man up”, don’t teach them to “get some”. Teach them to be gentlemen. Teach them to uplift others. Teach them to see women as people.
From a future Mother.
Did you know according to RAINN.org 1 out of 6 women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape?
Well, in my circle of acquaintances, friends, and family it is more like 4 out of 6 women. That means over 50% of the women I know have experienced rape. The most disturbing part is, their rapists weren’t strangers…Their rapists were someone they knew. A friend, a family member, a boyfriend.
We need to teach YES means YES. Anything else is a no… Crying is a NO, Passed out is a NO, Freezing up is a NO, NO means NO!
It is ridiculous to me that society teaches women what to do to avoid being raped. “Be with a group of friends, carry pepper spray, learn self defense, etc. ” but how about we teach people NOT TO RAPE!
Women are not objects you can’t just convince someone to sleep with you they have to want it! This is a human being we are talking about, it’s not a debate, it’s not like we are talking about where we should go to dinner next Friday night. It’s their body… It’s my body.
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I don’t know why people would laugh. That is absolutely amazing that you stand for something that not everyone sees as popular. Thank you!
"I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive."
“Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society despite my needing his presence as a child as much as my mother’s.” Emma Watson UN Women Goodwill Ambassador , HeForShe UN Convention
“Young women are often the targets of aggression when they’re out in bars, but the problem isn’t that guys are too drunk to know better.
Instead, men are preying on women who have had too much to drink.
When researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington observed young people’s behavior in bars, they found that the man’s aggressiveness didn’t match his level of intoxication. There was no relationship.
Instead, men targeted women who were intoxicated.”
Emma expressed how necessary it is for men to get involved in the fight for gender equality by launching the HeForShe campaign, “a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity.” You can watch Emma’s full speech below:
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Just took it! Good Luck!