This fury is something that I have been chomping on since the last US presidential election. And it seems that many women have. This fury was not my friend’s alone.
She went on to say the following:
When someone helps themselves to a woman,it not only triggers discomfort and distress,but the unspoken experiences of our mothers’ lives,sisters’ livesand generations of women before us.That’s lifetimes of women dealing with menwho assume they know better for us than we know for ourselves,being the property of husbands,landowners,and having old, white men tell us the fate of our lady parts;lifetimes of having our bodies used for love and objects of desire,instead of bodies that we get to wield and use as we choose;lifetimes of knowing that whether we play by their rules or not,we still have to tolerate harassment,assaultand even worse;lifetimes of our bodies being used as property that can be hit and hurt,manipulated and movedand like objects that are not deserving of respect;lifetimes of not being able to express the anger of our bodies.It’s no wonder we feel this fury.And if you add in the history of race —which is a whole other talk —it gets exponentially more complicated.
Basically what we are saying is that you have to watch her video!