They said to not hit when being assaulted.
Even though that's the first thing that would come into your mind.
Just remove his hand and walk away as fast as you can.
They said not to talk about it.
It’s not masculine to admit you weren’t the one having pleasure in that encounter.
Just keep quiet and don’t make a sound.
They said that your uncle wasn’t getting too close.
He was just trying to get along with you.
Just ignore the burning stares and lingering touches.
They said not to lay your hands on a girl.
How else are you going to tell her you don’t want it when your words fail you.
Just sit back and enjoy her falling over you.
They said not to worry about that guy who gropes you in the hallway.
It was an accident.
Just let it go and stop being so uptight.
They said that you're the more stronger one.
Flip her over and take control.
Just make her feel good.
They said that he's drawing patterns on your skin.
Not leaving scars for the rest of your life.
Just lay back and enjoy his so called gentle touches.
They said that getting love notes from a girl was her being desperate.
Appreciate it and bask in the attention.
Ignore the fact she broke into your house once.
They said to not wear short skirts and leave the house after sunset.
Boys will come after you when you look like that.
Who cares if you say no?
They said to wear your masculinity proudly.
Exert your so called power over girls.
Show her who's really in charge.
They said consent is important.
No one can touch you without your consent.
In that case, what is the meaning of no?
They said drugs are recreational.
Girls cannot drug boys.
You must have taken it with your drink.
They told me that boys will be boys.
Boys are boys, boys are untouchable.
Boys are gods in this patriarchal society.
They told me that girls are for our pleasure.
Girls are to be used for what we want.
Girls have no other purpose other than to be an outlet for us.
I told myself otherwise.
Boys will not be boys.
No is no.
Girls have feelings.
Girls have a purpose and are not meant for tragedy.
Worth should not be measured by the length of your skirt or the amount of makeup on your face.
I told myself, enough is enough.
Boys can get raped.
Boys can be victimized.
Crying is not feminine, it is being human.
Consent of a boy is worth the same as the consent of a girl.
Worth isn’t measured by ethnicity or sports.
We told them.
Rape isn’t sexual activities without consent and can be punished by the law.
Rape is when a person is forced into doing anything remotely sexual without consent and the aftermath destroys a person.