Justice is being able to walk down the street, alone at night, without having to be afraid of rape. It is being able to trust the justice system when you come forward about an assault without being told that “you were asking for it” because of the length of your skirt, or the amount of drinks you consumed. Justice is not waking up to a stranger having sex with you and being told by family and friends that “maybe it was consensual.” Justice is when victims are not blamed and perpetrators are not sympathized with. Justice is being able to make choices about your body without no one’s consent but your own and being it means being able to be free in all aspects of your life. Justice looks like freedom from discrimination, assault, sexual harassment and “slut-shaming”. Justice is a society where every woman and man can be treated as human regardless of their sexuality, gender, religion, race or socioeconomic status. It is safety and acceptance for all, because we are all human, walking this earth together. Justice looks like women of all color overcoming and ending assault, together. It is all of us, privileged and underprivileged, woman and man, ending violence and promoting peace.
Justice is a day where I can confidently say, “My sexuality, my decision. My body, my choice.”