The Seven Types Of Catcalls (As Explained By Ariel, The Little Mermaid) Unless you've been living "Under the Sea," you've probably been catcalled at some point in your life.
Street harassment is an everyday annoyance for women when they're just living their lives, "strolling along down a — what's that word again? — STREET! " Speaking for myself, I've experienced ALL of them — and many of them in the past week. While science still can't explain to us WHY men catcall (are they trying to date us? IDK, I really DK), we know that catcalling can take on many forms. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. More from BUST 12 Extinct '90s Fashion Trends, In Honor Of The Death Of Aeropostale The 8 Best Prom Scenes In Popular Culture, No Corsage Or Limo Required 16 Nostalgic Hair Accessories From The 90s And Where Are They Now. BALLAST En finir avec le harcèlement de rue. Article paru dans le n°1 de la revue papier Ballast En 2012, le documentaire Femme de la rue, signé par l’étudiante flamande Sofie Peeters, révéla aux sociétés belge et française une violence jusqu’alors tassée sous silence pour bien des femmes.
“No wonder women don’t want to ride bikes.”- Stop Street Harassment. In many car-centric cities around the U.S., riding a bike on a city street is equivalent to sticking a target on your back.
Being a woman on a bike makes that target 10 times bigger and 10 times brighter. As much as I love riding my bike, there are times when I feel unsafe and violated, such as when I pull up alongside a bus shelter and a man yells out, “Damn girl. Where you going? Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? Me, again.
Time for another, "please take street harassment seriously" post. Earlier this week a man in a car pulled up next to a 14-year old girl on a street in Florida and offered to pay her $200 to have sex with him. Some people would say that's a compliment. It's part of being out in society, learning to deal with people, navigating relationships between men and women. 5 Excuses for Street Harassment We Need To Stop Making...Now. Picture this: it’s a beautiful, sunny Fathers’ Day in Washington, DC.
A million flowers in bloom line the sidewalk I walk down toward a friend’s barbecue, talking to my dad on the phone. But before I can say “Happy Fathers’ Day,” I hear “You’re so sexy. Can I give you a ride?” Two men in a car have slowed down to keep pace with me on the sidewalk. I tell them no. I’m a fucking bitch, I’m an ugly cunt, and all I can do is walk as fast as possible and hope that one of the many people observing this from their front porches will do something to intervene. They don’t. Finally, the car speeds off. I’m not sure what to say in response to his question: “Are you okay?” Every day, online forums like Hollaback, Stop Street Harassment, and the blog of my organization, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, post stories just like this, or worse. They are angry, humiliated, and scared. Angry, because if you are a woman, there is a 99 percent chance you’ve been sexually harassed in public. 1. 2. 3. 4. Gradient Lair. As I’ve written about before, mentioning street harassment—as with any emotional or physical violence—opens the door to incredibly ignorant yet common responses or victim blaming altogether.
This is expected because my conversations do occur within the context of living in a rape culture, which globally exists and America is no exception. However, despite this, it’s still important to me to name and deconstruct what happens to me and speak the truth associated with it. Mentioning street harassment is a portal for the absolute most entitled and self-centered men to continue with their agenda, one that their male privilege won’t allow them to see is completely inappropriate. ZONES. Lyber Zones Irene Zeilinger.
As Clemmie Wonders · Comment nous draguer sans nous les briser? Changing The Creepy Guy Narrative. How being a writer helped me rewrite a sexist trope...for real.
[Edit 3 (7/25/13): I speak to some of the more common comments, questions, and criticisms I've recieved in this Mailbox article. Edit 2 (7/18/13): Continue comments at the dedicated entry for the continuation of comments if you want a reply from me.Edit 1 (7/16/13): This post has gone viral and it now accounts for over half the traffic that this blog has ever received since I started it in February of 2012. Unfortunately, that means it's starting to show signs of conforming to the laws governing the "bottom half of the internet. " Some really brave and touching stories have come in under Anonymous comments so I really don't want to change the comment policy mid stream; however, rest assured that I'm actually quite okay cheerfully deleting anything that drifts into the territory of abusive or incendiary in its hostility (especially to other readers) .
Could "non-writers" have read all these articles and more? On Men Who Think Street Harassment Would Be Awesome. Whenever women are discussing street harassment and what causes it and how to prevent it, a man inevitably comes along to inform us that, actually, our feelings about harassment are Wrong because he, personally, would just love it if women catcalled him on the street or came up and slapped his ass without consent.
There are lots of things wrong here. 1. This is male privilege. It’s a perfect example of it, in fact. Having privilege isn’t a “bad” thing, and it doesn’t mean you should have to lose that privilege–rather, it means the rest of society should gain it.