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Want to hear from a kickass young bystander? At fifteen, he’s already letting people know what Hollaback’s movement is all about.
Dear Hollaback Boston,
In the past year I’ve seen street harassment issues, like greasy old men trying to talk to 15, 16 year olds like no, just stop. It’s not the girls’ faults that they get harassed it just happens out of the blue. But when a teenaged boy is doing it to an older woman it’s sort of different but it still doesn’t make it right. Well a teenaged boy could possibly be quite ruder but I honestly don’t see it much from teenagers that often. Like I more likely would see it on Main street if I did , a female could walk by and then a man driving or walking by would probably say “ hey mami ” and in most cases the girl just continues walking.
A message to boys my age is to just not do it. I say that because first you look desperate. Second it’s offensive. And third of all what are you going to get out of it nothing! That’s just my opinion , because boys want to sit there and call people “thirsty” to imply that girls are asking for it, but yet you guys are the ones being “thirsty”.
A message to girls my age is walk with a cell phone at all times. Also try to keep your distance and if you thing the man is going to try to assault you RUN as fast as you can to the nearest person. If and when it happens don’t blame it all on yourself telling yourself “It was entirely fault, because I was wearing this, doing that, talking aloud about that”. Alike I said it’s not your fault it occurred because the guy was just a filthy pig and that’s all there is to it.
Sincerely, Rei Lobos, 15
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