My very own epiphany

14 Jun

An interesting quote explaining the rape culture we live in.

lorenemv

I came across this quote from feminist blogger Jessica Valenti and was blown away at my realization that I too do most of these things unconsciously and never once noticed or thought about how it reflected on how I feel about my own safety in our society.

Trigger Warning this post deals with issues of rape:

“When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not…

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