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Tired Thoughts

Below is a short list of things that I’m getting tired of. I’m not much of a gambler but I bet most people can relate to at least one of these topics, unfortunately. I hope someday these issues are obsolete, however with that being said, I won’t be holding my breath. 

 

I’m tired of constantly feeling uneasy when I’m out by myself.  

It doesn’t matter if I’m at the mall during the day or on campus at night I never feel completely safe. I can’t imagine not having that nagging voice in my head telling me to check the back seat of my car or to keep my pepper in a tight grip. It’s exhausting. I feel like I can never enjoy the moment I’m in because of my fight-or-flight response that has become second nature. And I consider myself lucky since I live in a relatively safe environment, a college town in Minnesota. Some aren’t so fortunate. 

 

    

I’m tired of men’s eyes stripping me of my worth and my clothes.  

I’m not saying all men do this, but it happens enough to where that’s all I expect. It shouldn’t matter the circumstance, I should be treated with respect. But it also seems like some think telling me they respect me does the job rather than just showing me respect. And other people can’t define my worth, but it’s hard to remember that when we live in a society that is constantly bombarding us with opinions of how we should be. Tired of trying to fit the mold of everyone else’s expectations. 

 

I’m tired of men getting offended by women trying to have equal rights and respect. 

Again not all men fit into this category. However, many men have told me to my face that this “new wave of feminism” is too aggressive and that they don’t see a problem with the way things are. I’m sure you have all heard a comment or two like this before as well. My response to them was that we’ve come to the point where we’re tired of not being heard and seeing no changes made. So, if that means we have to “make a scene” to be acknowledged, then so be it. And why is it such a threat for women to be equals? 

 

Anyways, thanks for letting me rant about some of the ways society aggravates me. I hope you have a great day and stay safe friends, we’re in some crazy times!