Fuck you. Fuck you for the days I spent crying. Fuck you for the days I spent planning my suicide. Fuck you for the disgust I felt for myself. Fuck you for the panic I had when a man stood less than three meters away from me. Fuck you for the unease I had, even with my own father, only because he’s a man. Fuck you for my anxiety. Fuck you for my panic attacks that hit me when I least expect it. Fuck you for the disgust I have in sex. Fuck you for the worries I have, whenever
Me too. Them too. Most of us. Most of us have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault. While I am so glad that survivors are speaking up, at the same time my heart was breaking when I saw the amount of people participating in the ‘Me too’ movement. My heart aches knowing how much pain they have been through. I personally became aware of sexual assault, harassment and rape when I hit puberty and ‘turned into a woman’. I suddenly noticed very different treatment and rul
When my grandmother visited me, we went to a restaurant. As I was tired and wanted to go, she jumped. “You are not going home alone, are you?” It was a Sunday evening, 10 o’clock. I am lucky. I am one of those 3 out of 4 girls that has not been raped. Isn’t there something wrong with that statement? I said I am lucky. Not being raped should not be considered luck. It should simply be normal. That doesn’t mean I am not scared. I don’t like walking home alone when it’s dark. I
TVA et tampons - Le luxe d'être une femme Est-il normal que l'alimentation animale, la restauration, le vin et les billets de cinéma soient tous taxés à un taux inférieur à celui appliqué aux tampons et serviettes hygiéniques? Au Luxembourg, le taux de TVA normal s'applique à tous les produits d'hygiène féminine, à savoir les tampons, les serviettes hygiéniques et les coupes menstruelles. Ce taux s'élève actuellement à 17%. La loi fiscale luxembourgeoise applique un taux supe
This is a story about rape. This is a story about the 1 in 4 women and the 1 in 6 men who get sexually assaulted in their life. This is the story about untested rape kits and testimonies that no one believes. This is the story about the women that are imprisoned for being raped and the 97% of rapists that are never incarcerated. This is a story about rape. But more importantly, this is a story about survivors. Thousands of survivors have come out this week with the #MeToo. E
Who is today’s girl? She’s tomorrow’s leader. She’s president of her senior class and future president of the USA. She’s the up-and-coming CEO of a Fortune 500 company and the brains behind the next breakthrough in medical science. She’s a future gold medal Olympic athlete, an inventor, an entrepreneur, a philosopher. She is impacting her community – today and into the future. Girls can do anything! Happy International Girls day !