While this is an awesome piece, & says a lot of things I recognize, it depresses me more than a little. Because I think the people who need to read this will never read this. Because there an awful lot of dudes out there who think that it is their right to run an ongoing commentary on the bodies of women. Hell, I know dudes that do that all the time, see nothing wrong with it, and get pissed at me calling them out on it.
I guess what I am saying is that I know my ladies will reblog this and recognize it. I wish my dudes would do the same.
“Ask your female friends, if you have any, if they’ve ever walked home late at night with a key pushed through their knuckles, just in case, if they’ve ever crossed the street to avoid a stranger, just in case, if they’ve ever taken the long way home because of the weird guy on the corner, just in case. Ask them if they’ve ever made up a boyfriend to get a guy to leave them alone, if they’ve ever gotten off a train car and moved to the next because you just never know, if they’ve ever shelled out for a cab because men like you were at the bus stop.”
This is a great, well-written piece by Emily Heist Moss. Read the whole thing.