Not Asking For It

April 26, 2014
By sarebear673 GOLD, Hillsboro, Missouri
sarebear673 GOLD, Hillsboro, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let someone dim your light simply because it's shining in their eyes.


I'm sorry but...
Cover my shoulders?
For the sake of the male
student and faculty population?
Refrain from wearing
Lacy tops because
"Boys will be boys."?
What Does That Even Mean?
What exactly are you trying to say
About Men?
That they walk through life
Just barely restraining the rapist inside?
"Cover that bra strap!"
Oh No!
They can't know I have boobs!
That would be the end of me!
"Your shorts are too short,
Young Lady."
It is 100 freaking degrees outside
I am definitely not going to wear a poncho.
And, I'm sorry but
Do you tell boys their shorts are too short?
Oh gosh,
I think I saw a sliver of thigh!
Someone hold me back!
I might jump him!
My shoulders, legs, bra strap, back
Are NOT The Problem
Society's coddling of men
And the shifting if
The blame of rape culture onto women and their clothes
Is.


The author's comments:
It makes me mad that more and more, women are being forced to cover up their bodies in an effort as not to draw the man's eye. I'm sorry to be the one to say it but if you have a body, a freaking trash bag is not going to stop him from looking! Women are never asking to be sexually harassed, raped, or scared, even if they're naked, they're still not asking for it. Society shouldn't be dictating what women should wear, they should be telling the boys to respect women. If you tell a boy that the worst thing he can be called is a girl, what does that say about girls?

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