But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.
This is what rape culture looks like.
This is what misogyny looks like."
My Gramps once said “Time stops for no one”, and since hearing that I know it to be true. I wish I had the chance to tell you how much you’ve helped me grow as a person. After hearing you say “Time stops for no one” and now that you’ve passed on, I know that I cannot continue to use “Next time” as an excuse. Now there is no next time and I feel so guilty.
I love you so much Gramps. I am so sorry for putting my petty problems ahead of what’s important. May you rest easy. I miss you. You’ll forever be in my heart. <3