there has been a campaign on why feminism is important. do we still need a feminist movement? what good does it do society? well, this article is the exact reason feminism still has a place at the shit needs to change table!
an little girl was being raped for years and finally ends up pregnant with the rapist’s baby. this monster began the abuse when the girl was eight years old! eight years old! she is now eleven and pregnant with the baby of the man who stole her life. what options does this child have? what options have been ripped away from her beginning three years ago when the monster first attacked her? what course was her life on that day? did she have dreams of becoming a doctor or a dancer or wonder woman like most eight year old girls? did she think she would someday be a rock star or a broadway actress? did she dress up and sing songs in the mirror like i did when i was eight? i doubt she was dreaming of being a mom in three years. i doubt she had dreams of growing a fetus, or having to make a choice to terminate pregnancy before she was probably even aware of what pregnancy was. i doubt she ever imagined the person she is today.
this girl is why we need feminism! this girl and every other person in the world who faces not only rape, sexual assault, human trafficking, child marriages, sexist slurs against both women and men, the degradation of the feminine, the alienation at the hands of monsters hiding in shadows! we need feminism because this girl and so many more like her had dreams that are ripped away replaced with decisions of abortion, adoption or raising a child when you are not prepared. we need feminism because the view on any decision this girl makes will be condemned by ppl. we need feminism bc women need to realize they are not fertile soil. we need feminism bc this girl’s body stopped being her own a long time ago. we need feminism bc there are monsters out there who stalked and prey on our children. we need feminism bc no matter what this guy will never get what he deserves and because that girl will never not have been tortured. nothing we do can ever give her back the life that was taken, the dreams that were broken when he broke her hymen, the little angel that slept with a teddy bear is now sleeping with a fetus.