anon

when i was 9, i remember a boy comparing me to a girl he liked in front of our friends, commenting “yeah she [the other girl]’s sporty, but at least [i] have bigger tits”. i felt humiliated whilst all my peers laughed, and just accepted that it must have been my fault for owning a body (?!). i was NINE. i wasn’t even particularly curvy, but i felt ashamed and disgusted that it was how he saw me. i never really figured until now that it was just another example of casual sexism, and there’s a reason why none of my peers were talking about boys’ bodies like that. i’m 15, so i’ve obviously been exposed to a hell of a lot more everyday sexism since, but i just remember that being one of the first times i KNEW it wouldn’t have happened if i were a boy.