I want to ask a general question.
Why is it that women on a day to day basis must be objectified and only recognized for the clothing they wear, the way they wear their hair, and simply what they outwardly project? Why can't a woman, young or old, be lifted up for what's in her head, in her heart and in her soul. Why can't men politely strike up an honest conversation and pick our brains before jumping to conclusions about who we are and what we're willing to do.
Society is very quick to judge a woman by how they see her in a minute before even letting a word slip from her mouth. It was never really brought to my attention until I grew into my womanhood. When I walk down the street, I am subject to cat-calling, stares and even unwarranted touching that I did not ask for.
Now, I am not curvy whatsoever. I dress modestly. I prefer that people hear what comes out of my mouth first before jumping to conclusions, but my intentions seem to mean nothing the older I get. I realize I am beginning to catch the public eye, day by day. When that began to happen... I have no clue. But I have a word for the cat-callers, the pervs that just have to stare, and the sleezeballs that for some reason can't seem to keep their hands to themselves...
I AM NOT FOR YOUR MALE CONSUMPTION!
I am not an object. NOR something anybody can just have.
I am a human. I have a mind. I have a soul. And as a woman, I HAVE FEELINGS.
I do not have to respond to you, nor accept your invitation to get to know me better. YOU DO, however, have to respect me. Don't put your hands on any part of me, unless given permission. [which will likely NEVER happen] You do not own me. I am not yours.
I am someone's daughter, someone's sister, someone's cousin, someone's future wife, mother, and auntie. Honor that. Treat me as such.
Like every other woman in the world. We have a right to ourselves. Treat us with the same respect you'd give your mother or your grandmother.
WE are not for your consumption. Thanks :)