A girl who is frustrated
And I know every girl can relate.
"Don't go out dressed like that, you're going to get raped"
"close your legs when you sit or else, boys will look"
"Don't walk alone at night. You're just a girl"
I'm sure we've all heard these things countless times.
I know ninety percent of people who say these things say them out of concern or ignorance,
but honestly, I'm fucking tired of hearing them
I'm fucking tired of defending MY choices about MY body to people
I'm tired of being told my body is a distraction that needs to be covered up because some assholes can't keep their hands to themselves
I'm tired of constantly being afraid in a society that is supposed to feel like home. A society that is supposed to protect me
I'm tired of needing a male body guard just to take a damn stroll in MY neighborhood at night
I'm tired of being touched, grabbed and felt without my permission
My body is mine and mine alone, and no one, I repeat, NO ONE will tell me what to do with it or make me feel like any assault on it is my fault
My feminity is my power. A powerful treasure. A priceless jewel. The best thing that's ever happened to me
And I refuse to feel otherwise.