Published on July 19,2012 at 9:30 am in Noteworthy
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- “That is exactly what street harassment is: making women feel like objects, making women feel like the reason they are outside is so that men can enjoy looking at their bodies, making women afraid to go outside. It is really a terrifying thing, feeling like you are a tiny little thing next to a big group of men who could attack you, and who do very frequently take harassment beyond sly whispers and low-pitched whistles. It is terrible to constantly be reminded that there are so many people physically bigger than you who could harm you and who feel the need to remind you of their power through harassment every time you go outside. It makes you feel helpless, it is belittling, it is objectifying.” -I’m Not an Object and Neither Are You
- The Society Pages suggests laughing in the face of harassment in Part Three of their series on sexual objectification.
- Liz Gorman of Jezebel writes shares a first person account of sexual assault in broad daylight, her only crime being walking while female.
- “Women are obviously implicated because they suffer direct negative consequences as targets of prejudice and, as the current work demonstrates, indirect consequences as bystanders. But sexism also harms men as well. Whenever a single man’s prejudiced actions are attributed to his gender identity, male perpetrators impact how women view and react to men more generally.” -Cat-Calls Are Detrimental to Everyone
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