Harassment is never acceptable, in any form. But there is a kind of harassment that is largely ignored by our society, and that is the harassment that women receive from men when they are out and about in public. That's right. Commonly known as "street harassment" or "catcalling," most people either pretend that it doesn't happen, or that there's nothing wrong with it. Many people say that the women are "asking for it." After all, if women don't want to be aggressively hit on, propositioned, harassed, touched, and even assaulted by men, they shouldn't leave their homes, right?
Wrong. Here's one article
about this form of harassment, and how some women are beginning to fight back.Staghunts
on Tumblr posted the following photo and story, and encouraged others to share it and spread the word. Since then, Tumblr has been systematically removing the photo and story from their site, and Staghunts has had to repost it several times, as have others who have reblogged it. As such, I'm posting it here, off of Tumblr, with the photo hosted on my own private webspace, where Tumblr cannot touch it.( Image and text under link. )