It Matters How We Talk About Women

It matters how we talk about women. Girls and boys are watching and listening.

It matters how we talk about women. Girls hear words and see images that tell them they are most valuable as a sexual object. They feel pressure to perform sexual acts—even if they are not ready for it.

It matters how we talk about women. Boys hear words and see images that tell them women are only there to please, and that it is okay to touch someone sexually without consent.

It matters how we talk about women. Someday these girls and boys will have their own relationships. They will explore their own sexuality. We want our children to grow up to have safe and loving sexual relationships.

It matters how we talk about women. Each of us came into this world via a woman. Ideally, you were conceived and born into this world in a safe and loving space. How can we expect to create safe, loving spaces for new children to enter this world, if the women who carry them don’t feel safe?

It matters how we talk about women.

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