Because when I was 13 years old, I was sent home for my tank top straps being a little too thin, but a boy could wear a Cool Story babe, Go Make Me A Sandwich shirt and not be looked at twice.

Because when I was 17 and I told a guy “No” and the next day the word tease was painted on my locker.

Because when I was 18 and just wanted to be friends, I was a bitch.

Because I feel the need to say “I have a boyfriend” instead of “No” because guys respect other men more than they would ever respect me.

Because society screams “don’t get raped” instead of “don’t rape”

Because I am scared to walk alone at 10 PM

Because being beautiful is the most important thing I’ll ever do.

Because when I wear my favorite skirt “I’m asking for it”

Because the song Blurred Lines exists

Because no means no no matter how you fucking spin it

Because a girl was drugged and raped with a beer bottle, and the boys who did it are out on bail.

Because I owe you nothing

Because pepper spray is a gift I receive yearly.

Because I am asked if I have a boyfriend more than I am asked about my mental health

Because my clothes say more about my consent then my mouth does.

Because the wage gap exists

Because “not all men are like that” is said way too often


Because I feel the need to say “I’m not a feminist but…”

Because I’m writing this fucking piece

-When you ask why I’m angry?  (via lykereally)

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That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.
-(via angiellehcim)

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Women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego
-(via no-datee)

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Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.
-Lao Tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Just let it be. You may as well. Everything moves in and out at its own time. You have no control. You never did, you never will.
-Byron Katie (via blazeberg)

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If a guy wants to be with a girl, he will make it happen, no matter what. So trust me when I say if a guy is treating you like he doesn’t give a shit, he genuinely doesn’t give a shit. No exceptions.
-(via kaydillla)

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I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
-Tracee Ellis Ross (via wordsthat-speak)

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You should not
have to rip yourself
into pieces to keep
others whole.
-i am seeing less and less of you  (via neuricos)

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