Mistaken for a whore – I was 7 years old

One day when I was 7 years old, my grandmother brought me to a bigger library in the city. We lived in a small village and our library was recycled trailer. It was on a particularly warm summer day. I was wearing a pretty green summer dress with white flowers. It was my favorite dress as it was really pretty. We browsed the shelves together. My grandmother walked away to ask a question at the service counter. I stayed in the children section to look at the comic books. I could still see her from where I stood.

child-684582_1920A man approached me and asked, “You look pretty, how much to put my dick in you”. I
walked away quickly to stand next to my grandmother who didn’t notice anything was awry. I never wore that dress again. It felt like wearing that dress somehow pegged me as a street worker. I hated that dress.

His approach had nothing to do with the way I was dressed. I was a child. I was in a public library looking at comic books. This disgusting man should never have seen me as a sexual object to be used. Too often, young girls are sexualized before they truly even understand what that means or came into their own sexuality.

“As a child I never imagined that all of the real monsters in the world would be humans,” – Mobeen Hakeem

Another good article on the subject or girls being approached way too young:

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