Let’s Talk

Let’s talk about rape. Let’s talk about sexual assault. Let’s talk about harassment. Let’s talk about coercion. Let’s talk about silence and fear and anxiety and hyper-vigilance. Let’s talk about the fact that, without trying, I can list five people on one hand who I personally know and care about who have been sexually assaulted,…

“I am Not Your Fucking Baby”

The above quote is from a friend of mine, it was her answer to the question, “What do you want to say to street harassers?” My response was “Go fuck yourself because no one else will.” Another woman said, “Don’t tell me to smile” with a middle finger raised. “Has cat-calling ever worked?” was a…

Fight for the Night

Why must we as women not trust our bodies? From a young age we are told we will never run as fast, be as strong, or as tough as males. We are weak and soft. What they are really saying is that when we are as fast, as strong, and as tough we scare them…