I need feminism because…I was told by a senior male member of staff that I need to act more “dyke-y” to gain respect of male students.
I need feminism because…I was told by a senior male member of staff that people may assume advances in my career were achieved through sexual favours (he mimed fellatio) and not my abilities.
I need feminism because I didn’t deserve walking home alone at night only to have my blood frozen with fear at EVERY sound, thinking it’s the man who tried to rape me almost two years ago, wanting to finish the job. I was only 15.
I managed to fight him off.