schone nacht –
hij zat aan de pillen en aan de drank
ik zat aan hem
dat er dingen worden gezegd en
andere dingen worden bedoeld.
dat ik weiger dat woordenboek
aan te schaffen.
Women and sexuality; it has been a popular subject for ages, probably even since the cavemen days. But it is not just a topic for philosophers and elevated conversation at the dinner table. Throughout history, men in power have often tried to control, suppress and even claim women’s sexuality. These men want to take sexuality away from women to be its safe keeper, claiming it is for their own good. Ironically, the men who want to be women’s safe keepers often turn out to be the ones women need safekeeping from in the first place.
Growing up, I sometimes felt like I was the only one dealing with changing body-related things. Case in point: pubic hair. For some reason I was convinced no other girl my age had to trim that region down below.
When I was fourteen years old, I was a curious kind of girl. More specifically, I was curious about the human body, luuve making and how it all works. So one fine day, I went to the public library and found a book about said subject (with pictures, yay!).