I have felt discriminated against as a woman for as long as I can remember
From things such as men only talking to me to see if I would go home with them.
To walking outside to a group of guys, who immediately stop talking.
A situation arose the other week where I noticed that I was listening to some male friends speaking.
We were standing around, and having an open conversation.
The minute I started talking about a subject, the guys started to talk among themselves.
Some even walked away.
The only open ears left were those of my female friends.
Now maybe I have just grown numb to this behaviour over the years, but this time it almost reduced me to tears.
To feel like your voice is not heard, even in a group of your friends, is quite disorientating
This is not all of my male friends by the way.
I also don’t believe those young men were even aware of what they were doing.
Young men, old men, listen to me
To practice feminism we need to be accepting of everyone.
Everyone has a voice
Everyone has a story
If someone is kind enough to listen to you
You should show them the same kindness.
Listening is key
Try understanding a new perspective
Openness leads to knowledge
Knowledge leads to understanding
Understanding leads to love