I just read the article that is making the rounds on social media titled, “The female price of male pleasure” by Lili Loofbourow’s. Holy hell: This piece is so horrifyingly important. It is a very uncomfortable read particularly for many women because I think it rings too accurate for them, and for men it is uncomfortable, because they may not have ever thought of things this way. For me, I had a heart sinking, aha moment. The article brings attention to something so many women have had experience with, but haven’t had the route to explain it. To me, this article is ground breaking in a way that the Feminine Mystique was in the 1960s… I wish I could describe it better, but it’s really best to just read the article.
Just be aware that it is a very discomforting, yet eye opening read.
The article starts out, “The world is disturbingly comfortable with the fact that women sometimes leave a sexual encounter in tears.”
women experience a reality, everyday, where sexual harassment and even sexual assault are far too common. The #metoo movement has given a voice to those who have experienced it. With more awareness and pushback against such treatment, as Journalist Megyn Kelly states in the video, “This reality might not have to be the reality anymore.”
Hopefully this is the first of many states!
View the 2 minute video below. One can still celebrate eating food with family on this day. But it is important to acknowledge what truly took place.