I write this today to share my utter pain and disappointment that has now converted into anger and rage, based on how females are treated in not only in my country but all around the world.
I have myself been a victim of this stigma attached to girls being the 'weaker gender'. I always wondered why 'balls' have been used as a synonym to exhibit strength while a 'pussy' as something fragile, weak and not-worth-it. But I realized that the answer had been right in front of me for years, I just could not connect the dots sooner.
Whenever a boyfriend says, "Are you going out in such a short dress?!", or a colleague says, "Nice ass!", we are being judged. Judged so much so that we possibly cannot do anything without being gawked at. Being called names like hoe and cougar have become a part of our lives, and we do not like it. We would not bear it anymore.
While the world talks about women empowerment and equality, how do we get over these petty, sexist, and doltish remarks we hear EVERY-god-damn-day?
Try being at peace and all bubbly while there's an explosion of cramps in your stomach, you don't feel like eating, nausea hits you hard, and when you just get up from your seat, there's a flow faster than the Niagara Falls from your uterus!
You bet, I'm cranky!
I'm an adult and I'm sure I can handle my alcohol without you asking me to do it or judging me for having it in the first place.
No man! I can't drive, I just got a license because my uncle was selling them out for free.
Someone who definitely does not think like you!
The entire world knows that women wear a bra. It is no surprise to any of us, except the ones who are still living under a rock. Don't your t-shirts show when you wear them?
Aren't you too stupid to be talking?
Only men can laugh out loud? Do you hold the copyright for 'Laughing out loud'?
That's the last thing I'd expect for someone to tell me while I'm already low.
I spent my hard earned money buying it! I shall wear it as much as I want, as often as I want.
Why on Earth can't I like sports? Like give me one reason to rather not judge you?
If you really thought, any girl would appreciate you saying that to her, you need to talk to your parents about it, mate.
A man dating a younger woman is a stud, while I'm a cougar?
And those skills are called leadership skills. I'm not bossy, I'm just doing my job, you moron!
Do I not look qualified enough to address your queries?
Ladies, if you'd like to mention anymore sexist phrases/comments that you hear and absolutely hate, feel free to mention them in the comments. Or you can also reach out to me on firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll make sure I mention them in my story.
That's all, fellas! Stay tuned!