I will beat my fists and scream “no” until he and the rest of the world realises that abusing someone’s personal space like that is never okay, that sexual harassment is not a “joke”
“The overwhelming sensation of relief when removing a bra after a long day of wearing one.”
I do not dress up for men. I do not wear makeup for men. I do not curl my hair for men. And I most definitely don’t wear heels for men (I do that so I can tower over them).
Who taught me that I should expect to be assaulted or taken advantage of in certain situations, that the only way to avoid such a thing is by my own diligence and my own preventative measures? Not being taken advantage of shouldn’t be considered lucky or rare or unique.
No means no. Stop means stop.
Most women aren’t interested in the drunk guy at the airport bar.
“I was almost gagging on the smell.”
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.’