10 February 2014

What Sexual Harassment Really Is Like

The men in my life don't really get what sexual harassment is like. They never can. Sometimes they get a taste of it - like when my dad and I were chatting on the phone as I walked to the library and he heard me curse out someone. Or when they see me upset and hear the stories after.

This video really upset me. I have been in places like this - not had a knife to my neck, but I have been taunted, followed, teased. And when I reject advances, I've been called ugly, stupid, bitch, whore, slut, cunt. 

So men, if you don't really get it, watch this video. You may start to understand the everyday hell that many women experience.

1 comment:

(Mary) Shannon Johnstone said...

Wow. That was really poignant. I teach at an all women's college, and it makes me crazy when my students roll their eyes at the idea of women being oppressed in the western world. Thank you for posting this!