I'm Sorry

My clothing is not an invitation for your hands, my sister is not a prize, and my best friend is not able to consent if she is not fully conscious. Simply existing in your room doesn’t make me yours. Content warning: rape and sexual assault.

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Gender Stereotyping Was, Unfortunately, Part of My Childhood

I heard so many things growing up, starting in pre-school. I believed “boys are faster and stronger than girls”, or “only girls can like pink and purple”, or “girls are smarter than boys”. Even though none of these are accurate statements,  I remember feeling sad when I lost a race to a boy on the playground, thinking it was because I was weak because I was a girl. Then I remember hating that part about being a girl.

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Men’s Rights Activist Files Title IX Suits Against University Women’s Scholarships and Programs

Kursat Pekgoz, a men’s rights activist at the University of Southern California, has filed Title IX complaints against three schools. He is targeting women-only scholarships and programs because he sees it as male discrimination; he claims that “efforts to support female students are no longer necessary and amount to discrimination against male students.”

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