As a student at my local secondary school I can’t go a minute without hearing a sexist comment. I can’t give you can example because there’s so many in one day they just fly over my head! This is mainly because I just go to school to learn and have friends, but not to be popular because I love being unique! I let them fly over my head now because if I let them get to me, if I remember what they say, it could change me. But then there’s enough, and you have to make a change now instead of later.
So my school story is there is a boy in my year, in fact multiple boys in my year who would costintly go up to me and my friend and say blank as day. ” Are you feminists?” And well she wouldn’t have shown me this website if I wasn’t interested in the subject. So of course we would say yes. They would then laugh and say “so you like women more then men!” We would try to explain to them that that is no way what so ever what feminism means, but they just wouldn’t listen. They did that constantly for about a month. Until I found a way to stop all of it or just make to 10 times worse! In our English class we were learning about poetry and we were going to do a contest with another classroom. So I did my poem on feminism and I clearly said I was a feminist and that I believe in equality and how I don’t think all men are evil. Any way long story sort, they haven’t approached or said anything to us about the subject ever since!!!
I am only 13 years old. And it’s because of people like this that I have to enter a world that I dont want to know and try to get back out again as myself every single school day. My safe zone is my bedroom not my school. And even though school says there’s people at school and at home who you can go to to talk. That’s all you’ll end up doing and they can’t to much apart from maybe tell a thew people off at school. And they wouldn’t even listen anyway. And it’s not a subject that is for talking, it’s a subject that we have to act on and not focus on a small school but focus on the big picture. Schools only one part of my day and only one part of our lives.
I am so happy I did what I did and if we all do a small thing like that, sooner then later people will start connecting it to the big picture.