my friend and i had to break a social norm for our sociology class so we drove around and catcalled boys (and one male teacher omfg) and they all looked so alarmed and confused and like they thought we were straight up crazy it was priceless and it rlly highlighted the fact that women just expect to be harassed when walking down the street whereas guys are just completely taken aback by it
this is a really important thing for people to understand
SOME DUDES IN A CAR YELLED OUT THE WINDOW “YEAH MAMA SHAKE THAT THING”
AND THEN THEY STOPPED AT A STOP LIGHT
I THOUGHT THIS IS MY CHANCE, BETTER MAKE IT GOOD
AND SKIPPED UP TO THE CAR, GIRLISHLY SAID “WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH, I’M REALLY GLAD YOU APPRECIATE MY APPEARANCE, MY EXISTENCE IT TOTALLY VALIDATED NOW!” THEN I WALKED AWAY WITH A BUNCH OF ATTITUDE
and people clapped. guys told me that was awesome and I’m the coolest girl they’ve seen all night. this was the most awesome and satisfying thing that’s happened
Male actor dresses as woman to experience sexual harassment (by CNN)
Both informative and sickening. Well done to those who made this happen.
And this is what it’s like all over the world. This investigation was done in Cairo but I’ve experienced it in nearly every country and city I’ve been to. There is no culture immune to male sexual harassment and entitlement.
When you take surveys of women and almost all of them say they don’t like being catcalled, why would your reaction be to tell them they are wrong to complain about it and that it is okay for you to do it?
Because you are a fucking misogynist, that’s why.
Today thanks to the men in my city I found out I have SHAPESHIFTING POWERS.
Get this: I’m hot with a nice ass
Until I ignore your cat calls
Then I’m a fat, ugly bitch.
I’M GONNA BE A TROUT NEXT
“If You Know Someone Who Doesn’t Believe Sexism Exists, Show Them This”
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CAN WE TALK ABOUT JOHNNY BRAVO FOR A SECOND?
- utilizes rule 63
- drives home the point that street harassment is not flattering
- johnny bravo appreciates being a woman and doesn’t question his masculinity
I feel like every man who has ever tried to convince me to take some rando shouting “Hey girl, nice ass” at me as a compliment sees it this way: You’re sitting outside some Italian café in a Betty Draper dress sipping a prosecco when all of a sudden your dainty neck scarf flies off in the light breeze. Joseph Gordon Levitt, wearing a linen suit with a pocket square and no socks with his penny loafers, steps off his Vespa and hands it to you while saying something witty about how it’s almost as beautiful as you are. You then both ride off into the sunset, laughing as Dean Martin plays in the background and the director yells cut on the espresso commercial that is your life.
In reality, it’s you getting yelled at by a bunch of sweaty men standing outside a bar at eight in the morning, telling you about how fuckable you look in your sweatpants when you’re just trying to get a bottle of milk in peace like a goddamn human being. And it is the opposite of a compliment.
FUCKING THIS. I had to sit for almost half of my hour lunch the other day and explain to a co-worker why street harassment DOES NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES flatter me.
And sorry, even if you’re JGL, shouting “nice tits!” at me, wolf whistling, or driving up next to me and beeping your horn will never be flattering. It’s creepy and degrading and makes me fear for my safety.
I was trying to explain this to one of my guy friend’s the other day, and I just couldn’t articulate. But this explains it perfectly.
Street harassment is not a compliment.