If men knew half the struggle that women go through maybe our world would be a different world…..
Today we had a gender caucus, it wasn’t as personal/emotional as STP last year for the men, but we really got to share a lot with one another and i saw another side of each of these men.
Then to close out the day, we had to walk through an aisle of woman. AYPAL woman. They threw everything at us, bitch, dumbass, ugly, everything they’ve heard in their life. They grabbed us and pushed us around and we couldn’t do anything about it.
We, the guys, felt some sort of what women feel everyday. Honestly, it was very painful. Even though they didnt mean it and they were friends, it was like they stabbed me through the heart. I felt like shit, i didn’t want to be there anymore, and i wanted to stay silent. I felt oppressed. They then shared their stories and asked us a lot of questions. For the most part we were silent. I knew i didn’t want to talk anymore. I felt like anything i said would be shunned, but deep down inside i knew it wouldn’t be. This was a feeling of how women felt. They talked about how many times they couldn’t say anything back because they were scared. I was scared. They talked about how they HAVE TO choose carefully what they wear so they can avoid getting hollered at while still looking pretty. I learned a lot about these young women today and i definately see women in a whole new perspective. I never knew this much about them before. I have much more respect for woman ever then before. I hope to continue this and learn more about their struggle and also for them to learn about our struggles. Now everyday i see woman, i’ll think deeper than their skin and think back about what i learned. I don’t want to assume and judge, but ill definately look deeper before concluding. It was a tough day and i’m glad we went through it.