“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
— Alice Walker
I was once a confused, little girl who didn’t understand my value as a woman. Growing up, I based my entire acceptance of myself on my looks. This is why I don’t like the particular trend of current comedies that depend on situational humor and sexual belittlement, whether it be on women or men. Don’t just tell me, “It’s just a movie,” or “It’s just for fun,” because it sends out the wrong message and it does affect us who didn’t grow up in a strong familial unit (and it affects those who did too). There’s a time and place for everything, but there’s a fine line between what the media portrays and what it says about being who we are. Watch this video and learn a little bit more about what it means to be a woman in this world. We have to navigate it a little bit differently, a little bit more harshly, and we always have to be on the defense. There’s a ton of reasons why we have to.