When I found out I was pregnant with a girl I grieved for a few days because I know what it means to be female in this world, and it fucking sucks. Because #MeToo includes harassment as well as assault I’ll go out on a pretty sturdy limb and wager that every woman for the past 5,000 years has experienced it. My four-year-old daughter has fucking experienced it. When I took her to the doctor for her two-year check up the pediatrician, a jovial old white man, commented on how beautiful she is; that the boys are going to be lining up for her. Yuck! If you think that’s innocent I invite you to imagine the equivalent being said abut a toddler boy. “Little Johnny’s quite the stud! He’s going to break a lot of hearts, wink wink.” It’s sexualizing children and it’s gross.
by April b.
I'm the human behind Mind Altering Reality, and this is where you'll find things I've written about me, about life, and about my practice.