Seriously. Sexism is lame. Yeah, I said it. Come at me, bro. I can take it.
Aside from channeling the Destiny’s Child song, I’m an independent woman. Yeah, it’s hard being independent all the time, but I’m not beholden to anyone. I depend on me.
I’m in a computer science class where there’s one girl for every ten boys or so. The other day, two boys were talking about how men and women were equal but that men had to pay for things in order for girls to stay pretty, as if that were a fair exchange. I’m sorry, but are girls not allowed to be pretty and pay their own way? Do people really think that pretty girls need to be bought off for attention? I am super bored with this idea that “the man” should be paying for things.
I’m annoyed by this whole thing. When discussing how I’m irritated by this, people often annoy me further by telling me that I’m an outlier and most girls are okay with this. In fact, one boy went so far as to tell me that I’m “too independent” as if it were a fatal flaw or something I should be sorry for.
I’m not sorry. I don’t think I ever will be sorry for being independent. Try to tell me that I’m wrong.