After being sexually abused at a young I sought help. No one believed me; I was stereotyped and written off like I just another "lying whore." The worst part was... he told me that that would happen.
I would never want anyone to experience the sexual assault, but the aftermath is something a lot of men I know would benefit from understanding. A lot of them have trouble understanding why rape happens, several are skeptical it does ever happen. I've been told that "I wanted it." I'm sorry, but the only think I wanted was a toy telescope for my 7th birthday.
That feeling of despair, loneliness, mistrust... it really can humble a person.
Maybe even a moment of domestic abuse.
I actually think everyone who isn't dirt poor would benefit from walking a mile in my shoes when I was a child and homeless. People don't understand poverty the way the poor do. It's hard to sympathize when you're so far from it.
Emotional attachment when you just want something casual
Period and all their symptoms
Getting treated as a sexual object
Not all these things happened to me but these are some big issues women face
Being thought of as only a sexual object. Besides having to always be sexually harrassed, we are never treated with the respect we deserve. Men just think we are something to play with, & don't value our opinions or mind. I'm tired of going to car places & have men look at me like I'm ignorant girl who they can easily manipulate. I don't like when men talk down to me & don't like when men treat me like a piece of meat. I want to truly be an equal, but men will never realize what I mean by that until they live my life for one day.