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

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Song of the week: Stupid Girls by Pink

Pink has always been a rebel with her looks and style but this video showed how much she cared about the esteem of women and girls everywhere. Do you need to be a stupid girl to get a guys attention? To be popular? To fit in? To receive male attention? No all you have to do is be you and everything will fall into place. Free yourself from the chains of societies small box for what it means to be a woman or a girl and strike out, I don’t wanna be a stupid girl.

Song of the Week: Who Says by Selena Gomez & The Scene

There will always be people telling you about yourself, they consider you to be their Barbie doll to dress up and play with, while forgetting that you have your own emotions, ideas, thoughts, creativity, and inner spirit. You are not a Barbie doll who has to be perfect, there is perfection in our imperfections, and beauty in our flaws. It doesn’t matter what others say, it matters what YOU say.