Not Having It

Photography: Kat Irlin

So there you are, shamed in walking toward a corner aimed at punishing you for thinking of yourself. Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you the guilty cross that most women are made to bare, the one of being "selfish." The word gets bounced around like a ping pong ball. It seems that in our society, the moment a woman puts her desire or herself first in any manner she is dubbed as selfish. However, all it takes is a good deed for a man to be dubbed as "selfless." Women are selfless most of their lives, yet become self involved when they decide to start saying "no" more often and taking care of themselves. And it is quite the opposite of most men. It is a double standard that I have found quite aggravating and frustrating as of lately.