Being a twentysomething corporate manager swimming in a pool of older men hadn’t broken me, but it felt as if this one man was going to push me over the edge – sending me to a mental state of no return.
Am I allowed to voice that it makes me uncomfortable without being mocked?
I still have to try so fucking hard to say “no” as loudly as I can, because it’s new to me.
Asher was expelled from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators last year after sexual harassment allegations unsurfaced in an anonymous email.
Was he a genius media mogul who crafted a multi-hundred million dollar news channel or was he a sexual predator who used his power to harass the women who walked through the doors of Fox News?
I almost made a guy cry once and then I went on to have a lovely rest of the day. Felt good to put the little shit back into his place.
Ms. Bialik’s article perpetuates that idea that women can avoid abuse and harassment and assault if we would only “dress modestly” or not “act flirtatiously” or be “perfect tens.”
Here’s the sad fact: for women, it’s not a matter of if this will happen. It’s only a matter of when this will happen.
Teach your sons that women don’t need to be fuckable to seem worthy enough to be listened to.
As a survivor of sexual assault and thus a person who already feels unsafe in their body, especially in public places, street harassment is triggering to me. A reminder that my body is not my own in rape culture, that other people believe themselves entitled to my body and my time.