Archive | May 2016

3 Ways My Parents Unintentionally Taught Me That My Consent Didn’t Matter

This an article I came across and after reading it, it made me ask one question: What are we teaching our girls? Are we teaching them their voice and bodies matter or are we teaching them that they are not valuable? Keep that question in mind as you read this article. Please share, discuss, and review.

“This, instead, is an article about you and about me and about the legacies that we pass on. This is an article about our culture.

This is an article about a culture that doesn’t respect women’s boundaries, a culture that can’t take “no” for an answer, a culture that buries women’s sexuality in guilt and shame. This is about a culture that, imperceptibly, seeps its values into the minds and hearts of well-meaning parents until that culture’s most awful beliefs about women come flying out of the mouths of the ones that love us most.

This is an article about rape culture – and about how my parents taught it to me throughout my entire life, never knowing its toxicity.”

You can read the entire article here Everyday Feminism