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.
We need to address this issue.
As an aspiring on-air journalist, I know what I need to do to achieve my own definition of success.
I sent him a photo of the skirt and he responded, “shorter.”
The reality that physical violence can and does happen is what can make even a seemingly benign, albeit annoying or disrespectful catcall, unnerving for many of us.