After watching what their girlfriends go through, these men totally agree that catcalling is obnoxious.
Sexual harassment is about power. People in power often abuse it. Seeing as we are in a patriarchal society, many of the harassers are male. Male readers: don’t get it twisted. You too can be sexually harassed.
I get bullied and harassed on the street, but when I raise my voice to my aggressors to demand that I be treated as a human being rather than a piece of meat I am told to ‘grow up, stop being rude, learn how to be nice, damn bitch.’
Perhaps he inappropriately compliments you on your top or shames you on the length of your skirt.
Sexual harassment on any scale is a doorway to sexual assault. As soon as we turn the other cheek to sexual harassment, we allow more severe discretions to take place until a sexual assault transpires.
“I was 8 when a landlord in Germany put his hands down my pants while I was feeding a rabbit he gave me.”
I thought about not doing my hair for work, wearing things like frumpy sweaters and less attractive clothing, then I thought about wearing a wedding ring because telling them that I have a boyfriend simply isn’t enough.
I’m not saying that all guys do all of these things, but whenever a guy does, it brings shame upon our entire gender.
I often face unwanted comments. Way too often.
Catcalling and harassment is always about what almost everything sexual is about – power.