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For our #ChalkfullBullying campaign, we took on documentation in varied forms, with name and anonymously, of people's testimonies of gender-based bullying in schools.
My geography teacher routinely scolded and bullied me and gave preferential treatment to the boys in the class. This had shattered my self-esteem as a little girl.
When I was in grade 9, I was suspended from school "until the henna fades" for applying mehendi on my hands.
My boarding school promised a holistic, all-rounded upbringing that would produce bright and well-developed individuals. This was true. Only if you were a boy.
Literally every part of a girl's body and dress is analysed, commented on and judged by the entire teacher and student body.
They put us in straight lines and labelled boxes and rapped us in the head when we tried to peer out, hoping that we would get habituated to the darkness of control.
While I can’t undo the damage that I have done to other girls due to my internalised misogyny, I do plan to have my future children – and all children who will be a part of my life – grow up to be better human beings than I was.
This is a compilation of 5 anonymous girl students’ experiences at St Anthony’s School and the varied forms of bigotry that they were subject to.
My teachers failed me and countless other girls. I don't care about how good they are at their subjects or how hard they worked for their students, they don't deserve my respect at all.
Ours was a Catholic co-ed school, with strict dress codes and gender norms that we were terrorized from ever transgressing.