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Our bodies are signal towers; the transmissions they send out are laden with information. They speak for us and depending on the context—depending on the viewer’s assumptions— they may tell folks things that aren’t true, things we must then correct. Our bodies are often mistaken for public property, but they are a mode of public discourse. Once you are awake to this, it becomes impossible to ignore.
Your body will draw attention. How you use it is up to you.
We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do.
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