When I was in high school I endured a presentation by a man who was hired under the pretense of teaching teenagers about sex and love. Instead, he spent a good hour and a half endorsing rape culture, slut shaming us, and insisting that women have less cognitive ability than men. I left the presentation stunned and horrified. My female classmates and I worked hard and performed well in AP classes, sports, clubs and honors societies at our school, and we won recognition and awards for our achievements. We all felt diminished, belittled, and confused after that presentation. I began to realize, slowly but surely, that there were some deeply offensive ingrained beliefs and standards that my female peers and I were being subjected to, and I felt angry. At first it felt like I was alone, facing an entire world of sexist, misogynist ideology by myself, but I began to seek out feminist role models, teachers and friends in time. I am still angry that sexism and misogyny is alive and well today, but I am heartened to know that there are so many people fighting for a better, fairer world.