Freedom of speech can be defined as “the legal right to express one’s opinions freely,” which we in Australia and most of the Western world, undeniably have. However, it is important to consider that there are some situations in which freedom of speech has to be restricted.
“Some days, you just don’t feel that motivated. Some days you feel down, depressed even. Most days you are second-guessing yourself: your intelligence, your willpower, your originality, hell, even your speaking voice. You don’t often get feedback as you do in your undergraduate studies, so you often compare yourself to those around you.”
“I prepared myself for the occasional ‘darling’, but the infantilism, image control, emotional manipulation and sexualisation that clouded my six months went much further than ‘darling’.”