I need feminism because when I was being bullied at school by a group of boys simply because I am a female and had rape jokes and sexist comments thrown at me on daily basis, the HEAD TEACHER told me it was “culture” and that I need to learn how to take a joke.
I need feminism because when I tell people I want to be a neurosurgeon, they shouldn’t suggest I go into OB/GYN instead.
I need feminism because when I reported being called a slut and a whore by a male classmate, I was told:
- He probably likes you
- Boys will be boys
- Well, maybe you should’t wear that shirt
All by teachers. I was twelve.