The way we talk about others, especially girls, women and their bodies, must change.
We need to respect the dignity of people’s bodies. It is when we objectify others that we no longer see a created being. And objectification leads to a desire for power and a desire for control.
This is still part of the culture, but we can change it. I know there have been moments already this year when I could’ve spoken up in a group of lads about this. But little by little, with the hope of teaching about ignorance, I am learning to call it out more often.
We have to take responsibility for calling it out in uni and in the workplace, in the conversations we are involved in. That is the way we change the culture: conversation by conversation, responsable action by responsable action and speaking up for for the unheard voices of others.