How to set up our girls for abuse

I have written about ACPA and what is happening there. I have found out that some students have left because they couldn’t deal with not having resolutions to their issues. The Young ladies at this learning institution have been putting up with it to the point of no return. My daughter is standing up against the insults, insinuations. the sexually inappropriate comments made by one male student, we will call him “the guy” standing in front of her in scenes with a erection. He has tried you put his head in-between her legs. he says sexist remarks to the class the girls roll their eyes, look uncomfortably away. Some laugh along with him, they see his comments as normal.
When we allow our young women to accept comment like you need a good f#ck. Get back in the kitchen and only open your mouth if my dick is in it. We are normalising sexually harassment we are telling them that they are totally worthless. They are not worthy. This is why some of our girls don’t know the difference between a booty call and a real romance. This sexualisation and demoralisation of their woman hood leaves them with very few option.
Girls at ACPA aren’t speaking up, they are scared they will be branded like my daughter, or that they will be ostracised by their peers. These girls want it to stop they talk quietly about it but won’t shout it out. They have nothing to be ashamed of. The should be proud of their womanhood. They need to speak up.
My daughter is trying to get them to put it into writing, she is also offering to write a one line statement for the girls and then they just have to sign it if they agree. But really this problem wouldn’t be here if ACPA was being run efficiently. If the complaint process was adhered to. If they still had an Elder there for the students to go to someone just to talk to. The boys weren’t shy about going to see Aunty Flo. She helped them all. But now we are in danger of losing ACPA and losing some great potential talent.
Stand up for our girls and teach them they don’t have to put up with sexists, racists, tyrants and totalitarians. They are the product of great blood lines who have survived attempted genocide. They are strong, beautiful smart and proud. Lets help to keep them that way

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About proudblacksista

An Aboriginal woman. mother of 4 diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour 7 years ago.I want to share my story to help others. I am working to help other Aboriginal people face the battles of Cancer. Email me with your stories or concerns at aboriginalcancer.com View all posts by proudblacksista

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