Wow. Hard hitting and beautifully written. An all too real depiction of what life is like for girls/women growing up and living in society.
I’m sixteen years old and it may come as a surprise
that at this age I feel rather sexualised
by boys of fourteen to men of forty,
who’s eyes like to wander to places that I once thought were mine.
Some men look at me like I’m a piece of meat,
or nothing more than a dog that should fall at their feet when they need me.
And if the dirty stares aren’t enough,
them shouting out of their cars as I walk past
would make any girl feel like she can never be anything more than a slut.
“Where are you going?”
and “nice ass”
are just a few of the remarks I hearon a daily basis
despite me not inviting these things to be shouted at me as I walk past.
Are they expecting a reply?
For me to smile and wink as I go by?
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