Why I’m a Feminist: Brianna Kovan

A great post from the blog of a student magazine that I’m involved with

What the F Magazine

And they say “everything’s great”—
Everything’s equal.

But how would you respond when another friend sits you down and tells you about her assault, about how she couldn’t find the words to tell anyone, couldn’t find the words to tell herself, how she’s only just now accepting the fact that it happened?

Or what about the lingering comments as I walk down the street?
They follow me, you, us down South University when the clock has long passed 2 a.m.
They follow me while waiting for the subway
They follow you in the form of late-night catcalls walking home from work
They follow us on the Internet – a convoluted world of masks and facades

There’s no one to account for the sexism, the misogyny, the words.
The words that hang there – following me, you, us.

And they say “everything’s great”—
Everything’s equal.

But how would you respond to…

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