As a Teen

In Highschool me and my boyfriend were texting. I messaged him saying, “wanna hear a joke?” He responded: “Women’s rights.” I responded saying “not funny.” He then posted a picture of this conversation on Facebook saying “my joke was funnier.” His male friends proceeded to write comments saying how funny they thought this was. One said: “Women’s rights was the worst idea our country has ever had.”

I was angry. But I felt that there was nothing I could do to change their minds. I felt that my voice or opinion wouldn’t change theirs- it would only be subject to further jokes.