Monday, June 9, 2014

We Are This Generation of Women

We are this generation of women, who wakes up to the news of mass sexual assaults, rape and videos of beaten up women bruised and purple in the hospitals. We are this generation of women who is constantly being accused of being "too angry" and "too aggressive", who is constantly preached about what feminism is and what it isn't equally by all genders. We are this generation of women who is told  after being sexually assaulted, raped, beaten up, harassed and violated that justice is achieved when we send the men to prison. We are this generation of women who live in this constant anxiety that one of us is next on the rape list, one of us will be groped in the street, beaten up by her father or husband or brother or even mother, one of us will be verbally assaulted, one of us will be in a cab and will be kidnapped and harassed, one of us will be abused, one of us will be violated and all we can do, all we can do, all we can do to achieve justice, is to wait until it happens, and then file a complain, sue someone and resort to the law. We are this generation of women who are fed the illusion of justice, the illusion that after we are hurt, justice will prevail, but we have to be hurt first and prove it. Am i crazy? because i am looking for common sense in this, and i cannot find it.

We might not be the first generation of women who have to deal with this, neither are we the last, but we have to deal with it in our everyday and that illusion of justice you keep rubbing in our face is one that you should wrap very tight and shove it.....

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