I pledge to respect women.
There are many issues in our world concerning the mistreatment of women. While we cannot control how people act, we can change the oppressing mindset that runs rampant in our nation. I am a part of the youth who believe in equality between men and women, and believe that the change starts with us. Anyone can stand up for women. But, if women don't stand up for themselves, what cause is there for other people to take up the flag? Women are perceived as sexual objects; according to many school dress codes, our bodies are seen as "distracting" to our male peers. Of course, a line must be drawn. However, there is a difference between being appropriate and sexualizing normal parts of women's bodies.
Many of the current rules are oppressive and unfair. Why is it a woman's responsibility to police how men react to her body? It shouldn't be. Her stomach is not sexual. Her shoulders are not sexual. So why has society been conditioned to think that way? Women are not being treated as equals-- they are being treated as a man's possession, a man's object. It's time for a change. Women are not responsible for men's reactions to them. Join us in trying to address this issue at our school in Fulton County, Georgia, and hopefully this message will spread through you! If you support this cause, share it in your community. Together we can make a difference.
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