My husband tells me she is just a victim too, and with that I must agree, unfortunately she is suffering as she makes her next bank deposit while I am being sexually harassed by these images every few minutes through my tv screen. It wells up in me a rage that is almost uncontainable. I kept processing ways I could release this beast within me. So, I decided to buy a Nerf Gun.
I was enamoured by the commercials of the "Nerf Purse" originally and had fantasies of strolling along in my stilettos and mini purse when some misogynist assaulted me with some red-neck slur and BAM-blast him with my Nerf bullets. However, in strolling the toy aisle at my friendly Walmart, I noticed that there were no Nerf purses in stock (imagine that), but I did find a much larger lavender Nerf blaster.
Because I am a nice person, I haven't been able to bring myself to shoot at any targets of actual people faces (including the aforementioned model). I realize that this is a societal problem, and it will take all of society to make change. Nonetheless, I did have a great time playing commando in the yard with my husband and son. But, to my chagrin, their guns shot harder and farther. I should have known.
What are some creative ways that help you feel empowered?