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was asking for it

January 19, 2018
By CynthiaFeathers ELITE, Frisco, Texas
CynthiaFeathers ELITE, Frisco, Texas
125 articles 42 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
He who is bound to a star does not turn back.
Leonardo Di Vinci

You see I'm a bit of a poet, and you did not know it! What!?
~Sir Percy Blakeney

i was asking for it
when i let him hold my hand on the bus ride home,
the way Disney’s princesses hold the hands of their
Prince Charming.
i was asking for it
when i let him take me to the movies and pay for my ticket,
the way the older girls let their boyfriends on the weekend.
i was asking for it
when he invited me inside for a drink, and when i told him
“thank you, but i need to get going”, the way my momma told me to say it if i was ever uncomfortable.
i was asking for it
because they don’t teach you in sex ed what to do when a sweaty hand is on your thigh and hungry eyes on your hips.
i was asking for it becayse they said i was,
even though I cried the whole way home
even though I never rode the bus again
even though I asked for him to stop
i was asking for it
because boys will be boys
until they are held accountable as men and
because silly girls are always asking for things
they didn’t know they wanted.

The author's comments:

Consent is nothing more nor less than active enthusiasm.

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on Jan. 25 2018 at 9:13 pm
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Beautifully written, I relate a lot.

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