Because when I was 13 years old, I was sent home for my tank top straps being a little too thin, but a boy could wear a Cool Story babe, Go Make Me A Sandwich shirt and not be looked at twice.

Because when I was 17 and I told a guy “No” and the next day the word tease was painted on my locker.

Because when I was 18 and just wanted to be friends, I was a bitch.

Because I feel the need to say “I have a boyfriend” instead of “No” because guys respect other men more than they would ever respect me.

Because society screams “don’t get raped” instead of “don’t rape”

Because I am scared to walk alone at 10 PM

Because being beautiful is the most important thing I’ll ever do.

Because when I wear my favorite skirt “I’m asking for it”

Because the song Blurred Lines exists

Because no means no no matter how you fucking spin it

Because a girl was drugged and raped with a beer bottle, and the boys who did it are out on bail.

Because I owe you nothing

Because pepper spray is a gift I receive yearly.

Because I am asked if I have a boyfriend more than I am asked about my mental health

Because my clothes say more about my consent then my mouth does.

Because the wage gap exists

Because “not all men are like that” is said way too often

ENOUGH ARE

Because I feel the need to say “I’m not a feminist but…”

Because I’m writing this fucking piece

When you ask why I’m angry? (via brennanat)

speak sistah…




“I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.” —William Arthur WardWe all have that opportunity. Happy New Year to all my family and friends. God Bless.
“I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.” —William Arthur Ward

We all have that opportunity. Happy New Year to all my family and friends. God Bless.
Every man is equal. In everything. Why should so many in our country go without? Without food? Without shelter? Without medical coverage? We without outnumber those with. Obamacare? Raise minimum wage? Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail for the rights of ‘his’ people. He was released from prison in 1990 and worked for the freedom and the equal rights of his citizens until he physically could not anymore. What are we willing to do for ‘our’ people? We are all capable of Mandelas’ greatness. We are all capable of looking beyond ourselves. Whether we do or not is our own choice. Judge yourself. Do not judge others.

Every man is equal. In everything. Why should so many in our country go without? Without food? Without shelter? Without medical coverage? We without outnumber those with. Obamacare? Raise minimum wage? Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail for the rights of ‘his’ people. He was released from prison in 1990 and worked for the freedom and the equal rights of his citizens until he physically could not anymore. What are we willing to do for ‘our’ people? We are all capable of Mandelas’ greatness. We are all capable of looking beyond ourselves. Whether we do or not is our own choice. Judge yourself. Do not judge others.