Why woman need to speak up

I was 16 when I first realised my body was there for men to enjoy. It started innocently enough, the odd compliment from men, no harm there !

When I was 18 I decided to meet some friends, on the way a man (forcefully) stopped me and asked me out for coffee and started to follow me after I said no. I wasn’t offended, just scared so i went in a pub .. you know a public place, safety lesson number 1!

In that pub two men approcahed me and proceded to pull my top down and make comments about my breasts. I was outraged and didn’t know how to act. I did the only thing I could think of. I locked myself in the toilets and cried. I realised I was just a girl, a girls who body deserved to be looked at and touched by strange men without my consent. At least that’s how society sees it…

I told my Grandfather what had happened (we are close and he’s my hero). He told me that a woman shouldn’t go into a pub alone and that when he was younger he use to go with female Co workers to the pub in case that happened. That is something that stuck with me … “because you are a woman”. As if it should make a difference !

It angers me that girls/woman/females need safety lessons, like we’re asking to be attacked. I think men are the one who needs lessons in how to realise they have no power of or entitlment over females.

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2 thoughts on “Why woman need to speak up

  1. Chris says:

    Well said. I’m sorry that men are such jerks. Since I was a kid, I’ve had very few male friends, mostly because I couldn’t stand how they talked to and treated women,

    • Curvygirly says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I am in no way saying it is all men …. never have never will ! Just had bad experiences. Thanks again for your support xx

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