What activities did you do (by activities I mean hobbies or things to pass time)? Also were you more easily bored? I appreciate your response
I’ll share one…
When I was 9, the boys used to chase us girls around the playground and lift up our skirts. Our female teacher, decided in order to combat this issue, to have all the girls stand up in a line at the front of class and lift our skirts up to show the boys there was nothing much to see under there!
EDIT: this was in the late 80s
EDIT: The skirt lifting parade spurred the boys on further (ofc!)
EDIT: Reading through this thread it explains why so many people’s mental health is shot in this country :(
Yesterday I went to a book store that I absolutely LOVE going to. It’s women owned and very much LGBTQ+ friendly and highly supports feminism.
I would consider myself to be a feminist.
So, I went in there around 6pm and just asked them “hey when do you guys close” since I wanted to get a book and wasn’t sure if they closed at 6 or 7.
One of the lady’s who worked there just stared at me and was like “excuse me? You guys?” And I was like “yeah when do you close.” At that point I kind of understood what I said but didn’t entirely see the issue until the worker told me “we are not guys.” I just apologized quickly and then looked for a book I wanted.
I felt bad but I have always considered the phrase “you guys” to be just a phrase. Should I not say that or? I feel really weird about it now because I say that all the time because I’ve never thought much about it at all.