Catcalling and harassment is always about what almost everything sexual is about – power.
17. Knowing that ultimately if you want to go as far as possible, it’s not just up to you.
Let’s define the term irony, shall we?
“I got cut out of a huge meeting less than hour before our team was supposed to leave, then was asked — via text message, because my boss was trying to be discreet in front of the clients — if I could bring everyone some coffee because another person had forgotten to get everyone’s Starbucks orders.”
The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.
How many times have you said “Of course… I’m a guy?” to a question without thinking about it? Or made a statement about how all guys are X or all women are Y? Right there, you’re falling into gendered stereotypes about men and women without realizing it.
We’re the most privileged race, yet still face some prejudice.
I would raise my voice, but until one of the guys backed me up -which they eventually would, because I was right – my opinion was met with skepticism.
Someone actually said this to me and expected me to laugh, and I did, because I was 18 and he was in his late 20s, so I figured he was an experienced comedian.
The issue is not that women secretly want to date assholes. The issue is not that women like a challenge, or enjoy the chase. The issue is not that women are repulsed by nice guys. It’s tempting to brush off a major problem with simple excuses, but it’s damaging our entire generation.