I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.
Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate.
What is the fucking evolutionary advantage to having painful cramps? I mean, what the hell is the evolutionary basis of bleeding each month anyways? Isn’t that a bit counter intuitive to lose eggs AND valuable bodily fluids each month?