I don’t owe you my body.

Emily ” Em ” Arrington,
Lord Fairfax Community College, VA

I chose these 6 words because as someone who was born a ginger female, I get cat-called every time I go out. Always by older men and never by anyone my age. I am 19 years old and I have experienced this for YEARS. The first time was when I was only 13 years old. These men are in their late 40s and 50s asking a CHILD for a lick of their ice cream cone and looking them up and down. This is the reason why I never go anywhere by myself anymore. They think that just because they say something “nice” I owe them something. I don’t. It’s MY body.

 

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