The Worst Part of the Trump Tapes
Alaura Weaver

Then there are moments of negative objectification — like having dirt thrown on your bed when you wouldn’t comply with boys’ demands, or having insults hurled at you — once when I was twelve and riding my bike, an adult man screamed at me from his giant pickup truck to “Get my fat ass off the road”. Apparently I’d have been more convenient with a smaller butt. Then there are catcalls, and other comments, positive and negative, on our appearances, as though we deserve and ought to expect judgment — we did sign up for this pageant…right? Being outspoken, smart, loud, articulate, and especially — especially being voluptuous in any area but your boobs — these are crimes against male dominance and you will be pushed back into your smaller, quieter, less threatening space.

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