May 7, 2016

WOMEN

Let’s just avoid gender-stereotyping and teach girls that it’s okay for them too just be themselves - beautiful-young-independent-women. After all, we’re all pieces of shit on the inside. 


Women have recently been the center of attention when it comes down to their rights and the way that the world perceives a woman to be. From Madonna’s Met Gala look to Caitlyn Jenner’s nude photoshoot for Sports Illustrated - they’re always receiving some sort of negative media attention.

What I’ve never really understood is why woman have certain expectations, WHY must they act a certain way. It also reminds me of a young me, a young me that was trying to find out who I was. Why I acted differently, why people called me a “girl.” I was highly offended when people called me a girl because I wasn’t one. But was there even a need to be offended? Well of course not. I just wasn’t taught any better. I grew up thinking that a boy couldn’t do certain things - basically anything feminine.

It didn’t really stop me from being the little flamboyant bitch that I was, I hid who I was - yes, but I still acting how I wanted. I played with my sisters and their barbies and my mom didn’t care, she was just sort of molded to the idea. I didn’t know why I was attracted those certain things - I just sort of was. 

But let’s rewind to the fact that I was offended about being called a girl - it all goes back to the stigma that being a woman is “wrong” in a way. We’re still not even used to the idea of being equal - both men and women. Or gays for that matter. And truthfully, I don’t really know what progress we’ll do. Women are called whores on a daily basis for being comfortable with their own sexuality, they’re constantly being cat-called (I’ve seen this in real life, it’s happened to my friends at school) and are constantly shit-talked by the misogynist pig that is Piers Morgan. 

Let’s just avoid gender-stereotyping and teach girls that it’s okay for them too just be themselves - beautiful-young-independent-women. After all, we’re all pieces of shit on the inside. 

Photography by Fernando Reyes

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