Ladies, it’s Time to Get Riled Up.

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The point though is this: we as women should not have to “be careful”, to carry pepper spray, to fear walking our neighborhood during day or night, to smile and be silent, to say nothing at sexist jokes or degradation, to swallow and remain quiet when a man grabs us in public or speaks inappropriately toward us.

It is not our job to dress in ways that do not evoke the desires of men, “or else.” It is not our responsibility to stay silent and smile, so as not to anger men. It is not our issue that men feel pissed off when we stand up and challenge these still obscenely imbalanced methods of treatment and perception between the genders. We should not have to be quiet to avoid being hurt. We should not have to “be careful.”

Fervent writer. Ravenous reader. Impassioned with words. Relationship researcher. Social Scientist. Social Justice Advocate. Author.

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