The other week, at school, as I was packing up my things near my locker, a group of students congregated around the vending machines in the student lounge. A girl needed some extra change, and so the boys around her began to make jokes about her being a stripper.
I didn't hear the full conversation, but what I do know is that she was looking for change, and then shortly after, the three boys in front of her began to make their gross comments. Something along the lines of, "Where should I put this, in your shirt?" Was said to her, followed by laughter from the boy who said so. Then, after more exchanged words, the boys said something resembling, "We've given you this, now you have to do something for us, do a move for us". While they leaned back on the counter surface to watch her.
This is where I drew the line. Actually, I had a line drawn before, but putting faith in humanity, I had hoped they'd stop and apologize. No such luck. I approached them, and confronted their behavior.
Here's the thing: people think that a girl's body belongs to them. They think it's theirs to do with what they please, regardless of consent.There's a person in that skin. That skin is a person. You don't get to tell a person to stop being a person and to become an object for you. If she wants to strip down, that should be her choice, not yours.