My friend James did a little write up about me for Beautiful/Decay, if you haven’t checked it out yet you should take a look. For some reason the site was down on the day that this got put up, but it’s fixed now.
Yesterday was the the first time in my life that I really, truly, felt that I was being treated as less than because of my gender, age, and life choices by almost everyone I encountered. It’s not fair that if you’re a girl guys think that they can bump into you on the street as a joke and then, as if that isn’t annoying enough already, follow it up with a joke about how they “didn’t rape you.” It’s also not fair that if you decide to push a guy on the street for purposely bumping into you or yelling back at him that what he just said is totally fucked up that he will immediately try to fight the guy that you happen to be with, rather than just talking to you about it. It’s unfortunate to have to feel so uncomfortable talking to someone who is very drunk and keeps putting their hand on your shoulder when they talk to you because they are older than you and they are a guy and there is a real power dynamic and they know it.
It doesn’t matter that I am a woman, that I am 23, and that I dress however I dress. You aren’t any better than me and I’m not better than you and you don’t have any right to treat me however you chose, you treat me how I chose.
I official sold out of all the “Last Year” zines I have. Thanks so much to everyone who ordered a copy. I am bringing them to the post office today on my way to school so be on the look out for your goodies soon.