• The Black Nightingale

Your First sexual objectification...

There was a post going around the book of face and the twitterverse... It said "Ask any woman how old they were the very first time they felt objectified by a man..." The responses are chilling. Unsurprising to any woman who isn't completely brainwashed by the patriarchy, but still chilling.


Mine? I was 10. 5th grade. Grown man drove past while I was walking home from school, in my grade school uniform, and said words I didn't fully understand with a tone I knew I never wanted to understand.


We were almost universally children. Children. We were too young to understand anything more than our own discomfort at the time. But it was absolutely wrong then, and remains wrong now. What is saddest about it is how very, very many comments there are...