The first day that we were out protesting at the Capitol, my friend and I took turns holding up the sign I wrote, and an older man came up to us yelling right in our faces. "You two should shave your heads! You should become lesbians! No man will ever want you! You're ugly!"
The police had to ask him to stop yelling at us. It was scary. But more than scaring me, what it did was make me feel even more determined to stand up and protest even louder.
I'm not going to let someone calling me a whore stop me from fighting for what is right for all women. I'm not going to let the bullies win in the fight over women's bodies.
Tuesday reminds me of me when I was 14. I was still a virgin, but learning about how sex and power intertwine in our society when it comes to being a woman. I knew, before I even ever had sex, what I wanted from life: The right to choose my partners for myself, and to choose when and whether I was going to have children. If you stand in between me and the choices I make for myself, you'd best be wearing kevlar.
Even more amazing than her sign, and her post, is how supportive her dad has been of her, even coming to her defense online. We need more people like this!