Every feeling, every word, I’ve imagined it all,
You’ll never know if you never try
To forgive your past and simply be mine.
I dare you to let me be your, your one and only.
I promise I’m worthy to hold in your arms.
So come on and give me the chance
To prove that I’m the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts.
- Adele - One and Only
That was awesome! I mean, terrifying, completely terrifying… but kind of awesome.
But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.
This is what rape culture looks like.
This is what misogyny looks like.