I’ve been slacking off from continuing these posts that I thought were a good idea to show exactly how prevalent sexism still is in this world. But school and work and other things can wait for a minute because this is important. Because #equality for all is important. This one is for the girl who was forcefully pushed into the train car by her male companion last night when I was on my way home. I’m ashamed to say that I did not do anything about it while I had the chance for several stops both because I was afraid for myself and for what might have happened to her had I made her companion more upset. (Although had I done anything it would have simply been to ask her if she was ok, but if you know anything about violent people is that something as simple as this can escalate a situation) Now to be unbiased, I’ll admit that it could have simply been a dispute between a couple as often happens even within my own relationship but I still think that being on the safer side by asking her if she was okay rather than being sorry for not doing my part to prevent something that could have happened to her would have been the better choice and I vow to do it next time for sure to the best of my ability.
However, when I spoke to @zachking32 about this, he shared with me two recent stories of witnessing women getting followed and harassed. So whether or not this particular girl was just having an argument with her boyfriend, the fact remains that the odds are not in our favor.
Whether or not abuse (this includes street harassment, cat calling, and other microaggressions) is part of your daily life either as a witness or as a victim, it is real. And your unfamiliarity of it does NOT make it any less real for those of us experiencing it. So please stop the arguing as to whether or not it is a big problem or whether it even exists. Just because it’s not a problem / reality for you does not make it any less of a problem for those of us facing it. It’s time to stop this. #Stopmisogyny. #Stopstreetharassment. #Stoprapeculture. Stop the bullshit.
What the grand fuckery is up with this sudden 50° weather!? 😡 Forever #chasingsummer ☀☀ #notreadyforthis #fuckfall #nakeddays are almost gone 😔 oh and before I hear ANY of you complain I’d like to remind y’all of when it was A degree Fahrenheit last winter A DEGREE. Nope, I’ll stick with my hot summers thank you