‘You only got a higher grade because you’re a pretty girl’. That sentence. That fucking sentence. If there’s something that instantly makes me feel sick, it has to be that. It’s like with everything I do, every achievement I earn and every step I take, there’s this little thought spooking through my head. It’s like a demon stuck to me and there’s nothing I can do about it. Let me explain. First of all, I want to clarify: I don’t see myself as this hot bombshell or something. I’m not insecure about my looks, but I’m not writing this piece out of arrogance or narcissism. No, I’m writing this because this is something I honestly have heard a lot during my law school carreer. And it makes me sad, angry and helpless at the same time.
I actually planned to write a Monday Matters post about a different kind of topic today, but I just wasn’t feeling it. That’s why I decided to move this subject to the next blogisode of Monday Matters and talk a bit more personal to you this time. For the peeps that have been following me for a while now, quite some time has passed since the last time I gave you an update about how my life’s going (minus the usual ramble in every single post, haha). Well guys, if I could sum up these last weeks/months in a couple of words, it would be: stress, too much fun, fake people and real friends. Yup, definitely some contradictio in terminis going on over here, haha. Let me explain.
This Monday, things are getting serious again. My little break from school is over and instead of the usual 2 subjects I have every period, my uni decided to turn up, which means that I have now 3 freaking courses I need to study for. One of them is Law and Economics and I already despise it. Anyways, because it’s time to be serious again ánd it’s Monday, today is the perfect day for a new blogisode of Monday Matters. In this Monday Matters episode I’m going to talk about Charlie Hebdo. I think this is a sensitive hot topic, so I really wanted to share my thoughts with you.