You’ve read the title, now let’s jump into it.
I don’t understand why society tells women how to dress and behave in order to avoid sexual attacks.
How about, I don’t know, we um…. bring up our boys to understand rape and violence against women is wrong???!!! A woman can be wearing a trench coat or a mini skirt, she did nothing to invite an attack.
I don’t understand why in America, you can buy a gun but you can’t access free healthcare.
I know this is a simplification of a complex issue, but when you boil it down, you’re left with this. Here in the UK, it’s inconceivable that someone would have to pay for a life-saving operation. It’s also unthinkable that you and your neighbours would have guns in your homes, for ‘protection’.
I don’t understand why people are surprised that historical abuse victims can take years to come forward.
Imagine going through a traumatic, abusive experience, perhaps repeatedly, by someone in a position of power. A parent, a teacher, a TV star. In this situation, there is little to suggest that the victim would run to the authorities. They feel isolated and believe they will be accused of lying. Years later, other victims come forward. They finally decide they can do so too. Isn’t THAT a far more likely scenario?
I don’t understand why education is the be-all and end-all.
Remember being at school and the teachers reciting, “These exams are the most important of your lives”?. You could go from classroom to classroom hearing the same thing. Absence from school is treated as the worst thing ever. However, you know what makes less sense? Forcing children who are being bullied or are genuinely ill into school. Wellbeing and mental health is more important than exam results.
Tell me what you don’t understand?
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