Sexism IS a problem in schools
Blue is for boys pink is for girls. I've heard that too many times. And why? Same with clothes. And what to do and how we act. WE ARE ALL PEOPLE! Why do I have to say this? Because I can’t go to school wearing a bowtie or tie without people looking at me weird. Because apparently I should like slime and dolls instead of video games and memes. Which sorry but i am not gonna play with dolls and slime because i'm just as valid for liking video games. Because fu*k all the people who say things like girls wear dresses and guys wear suits and all the people that say girls act this way guys act this way. I’m who I am. So who cares if I'm female? No one should because I am a person.
Like a week ago I wore a tie to school. I just got inside the classroom and while our teacher was out getting coffee or something a kid across the room said “why are you wearing a tie?”
“Because I look fabulous.” I told him.
“That’s weird… girls should wear dresses and guys should wear suits. That’s just how it goes.” he said and when he heard that he said that i was immediately triggered. So i gently got up, walked over to his desk, looked him right in the eye and I told him…
“I CAN WEAR WHAT I WANT AND JUST BECAUSE OF MY GENDER THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT SO I CAN’T WEAR A SUIT! GIRLS CAN WEAR SUITS AND GUYS CAN WEAR DRESSES IF THEY WANT TO! I AM NOT WEARING ANYTHING OFFENSIVE. IT SHOULDN’T MATTER.” he was shocked and so was the rest of the class. I got back to my chair and my two friends next to me said that
“he doesn't know what he’s talking about.” and as for the kid who said I shouldn’t have warn a suit just sat there in silence. - honor’s story
This started around the beginning of 4th grade and persisted through to the end of 5th grade. I was really into harry potter in 4th grade and I showed it with my friends but some of my male classmates thought it was weird that I liked harry potter, magic, etc because i’m female . You might think "Oh, but that's a little weird for anyone to like in 4th grade, if at all. It couldn't have been a sexist thing." To that I say, that same group of boys had a harry potter fan and he, too, was open with that group about it. They, to this day (mid-7th grade) still pester me about that fandom and what I said during that time, though not to as severe of a degree as in the time frame mentioned at the start of the story. Moral of the story, just don't pick on people for what they like. - a friend’s story
This is a bit of a shorter story but it is still important. So I was walking into school and I was walking by a group of boys who we're in 4th grade. they looked at my pink bowtie and then looked at me then chuckled and after they passed me I heard a whisper that said
“Can you believe SHE’S wearing a bowtie?” and then more chuckles I decided not to bother them about it because it was a busy hallway and it wasn’t worth my time and I didn’t want to make a scene. - honor’s story
I remember being on the playground in 3rd grade. it was just like any other day. but I saw some boys playing a game. it was kinda like freeze tag but with zombies. it's hard to explain. so anyway I go walk up to them and I say "Hi! whatcha playing?" so they told me and I said "can I play?" the 5 boys all looked at me like I grown a third eye and said "why would a girl want to play? it's a BOYS game. go play with the other girls." at the time i didn't know he was being really sexist. but I just remember thinking that it wasn't fair. but I should have been able to play with them - a friend's story
Stereotypes and why they suck
i'm sure all of you know stereotypes and all of the stereotypes with boys and girls? and I just have one question why? why am I judged for something I can't control. i am human. I have my own personality. why can't a guy wear a dress? why can't a girl wear a suit? because people are stupid. the message here is just don't stereotype it makes no sense and it's stupid.
What is sexism like?
sexism is like having your abilities, personality, what you wear, what you act like, what you do and so much more just guessed. it's unfair. I hope that one day nobody will be told what they have to act like or what they can do. because anyone can do whatever they want.
thanks for reading all of this. I just want you to spread the love and never let anyone stop you. stand up to sexism and we can get the world on a better track.