“…it’d make my day!” | Street Harassment, Illustrated

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For this Monday morning, an illustrated look at street harassment:

For me, this resonates. It’s not just public masturbation, groping and assault that are problematic (though they very much are); it’s the small, seemingly unremarkable comments that build up to a sense of vulnerability, of feeling unsafe in public. These interactions are worth remarking on, and are a part of the spectrum of street harassment that we’re here to share.

–Kate

image credit: Lefty Cartoons

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We actively denounce the notion that street harassment is culturally accepted and that victims somehow "deserve" it. Through raising awareness and sharing experiences, we hope to put an end to catcalling, groping, stalking, public masturbation, assaults, racial slurs, and other forms of street harassment. Because we believe we have the power to create a world where we can feel hot, confident, and badass, while still feeling safe!

6 Responses

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  1. Liz says:

    Kate, I LOVE this! A great way to explain the feeling to the men in all our lives.

  2. ichi says:

    this comic had me laughing( no offence but the artist who drew those captions is awesome)… 3 sad face and 7 angry faces is telling me that, you did not enjoy not 1 man complement.. ima keep it real, i said about half of what you wrote( a little bit diffent though, I either said it after rejection or before) girls do get mad but i really didnt care to much.. but when i seen that face on the cartoons( the woman in the middle of the comic, with the sad face) it made me sence that girls dont speak up when they feel bullied.. idk if its a dominate species thing, however ignoring your problem isnt going to solve it, and letting a man grab your arm and when he says suck my dick, is purely insulting even for my taste.. idk why you would say it in a prudent way but it isnt the right way to say it.. i dont get it if you feel sad, or mad why not fight? im saying physically fighting those bad men.. or get your guy friends to fuck them up? people are shit face drunk, trying to get a girl by physical force.. but you cant let man grope you, fuck that, i dont grope woman, so why the fuck you going let them men touch you.. smack them bitch ass dudes, or kick them in the nuts until they cough blood up.. thats what my martial arts sefu always said when times are at their toughest, aim for the nuts or the adam apple, and then the nuts..i mean i can sit here and tell you, stay focus on school blah blah, and more bullshit, but you need real protection, your heart must stay true for you to find it, your family should be aware of what you are fighting for, brainstorming ways to solve this problematic confrontation.. i know people who been hurt, but what can you do? you can always get revenge, because it best served on a cold dish with justice :)…. be safe…

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