Femmes VS Kavanaugh: Women are Finally Speaking up on Sexual Assault

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They say a photo is worth s thousand words. The photo above gives pretty clear insight into the minds of majority of the women who were watching Judge Kavanaugh on trial today. His child like tantrum and lack of compassion for the woman he so obviously sexually assaulted reeked of fuckboy and male ego.

Women have been subjected to walking on eggshells to cater to a fragile male ego since the beginning of time. Men have been taught to operate under the notion that women are here to serve them, and women have been groomed to serve “their man” under any means necessary. This ranges from presenting yourself a particular way to meet a mans standard of beauty, to giving a man sex whenever he wants even when you don’t feel like it. Women are also notorious for staying in toxic/abusive relationships for the sake of their mans feelings.

With that being said, it’s exciting to see so many women finally coming out and speaking up on the physical traumas they have endured at the hands of men. In a world where men run literally EVERYTHING, its damn near impossible for women to find a voice of reason outside of one another. This is why sisterhood is so important and this is how we begin a narrative that will lead to actions that start a revolution.

A number of people have asked WHY women who have been assaulted don’t come forward right away to talk about their experiences. The answer is because they’re spat on afterwards. Lets check out a few stats about women as it pertains to rape and sexual abuse. (SOURCE)

  • 82% of all juvenile victims are female. 90% of adult rape victims are female.

  • Females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.

  • Women ages 18-24 who are college students are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Females of the same age who are not enrolled in college are 4 times more likely.

Even more disparaging is the number of women who are abused by men either directly related to them, or in a relationship with their mother. When they decide to speak on their experiences, they’re discredited or blamed for the situation at hand. Again, this is why a number of women do not come forward as sexual assault victims.

We want to take the time to encourage women to keep telling their stories regardless of whether they are being approved by men or not. As women, we have to stand together to uplift one another after men cross lines that women draw in the sand. There’s beauty in sisterhood and unity. There’s beauty in speaking truth even when no one acknowledges it.

Women are finally tired of being disrespected. From having our bodies policed to being slut shamed for sexual decisions, women are TIRED of being disrespected and controlled by the male ego. For the first time in a long time, women are sticking up for themselves. Our narratives are being told bravely and honestly, and we are not ashamed of speaking out against men. Women, please know that you have a safe space within other women if no where else. Keep speaking your truth!