Earlier this evening, I was talking to a friend of mine who sent me a link for, what I initially thought was, a cool picture and a quick blurb telling what made the photographer post this.
When I finished reading, I was seriously overwhelmed with emotion (and I know this post will not do it justice). Sadness, anger and sickened.
The man in the photo was telling the woman that he would pay her to go out with him. Honestly, what gives him that right?
It is May 7, 2012 and women are still treated as objects to be possessed, rather than people. That's what disturbs me the most. It was a cruel reminder that this world has a long way to go in terms of the treatment of women and makes me sick.
As I was talking about this with my friend, all I could think of was how this way of thinking was being passed down to the younger generation of males and society turns a blind eye to it. A woman should not have to worry about having to deal with this when they step outside their home.
As a young woman and an older sister to two younger women, it disgusts me that this is going on. It shouldn't be allowed and hurts my heart. This is an issue that only gets worse each passing day and that shouldn't be the case. Women are not to be bought like an object on a shelf!
The world needs to remember that!
Ladies, Queens, Sisters, stay strong!