Thursday, May 15, 2014

You Don't Know My Life!

So I started a small debateish thing with some friends on Facebook and learned a little something.
Here's how it went down.

Earlier this week I was running a work errand, thinking about my loooong list of to dos, and walking pretty damn fast. FYI, I'm a fast walker at work, to the point that several people have commented on it. Anyhoodle, as I'm trotting down the side walk some random man tells me to cheer up and smile. Basically, I can't remember his exact words but that's the gist. I smiled and may have laughed but as I walked on and thought more about it the more annoyed I got. Random people, mostly men, are consistently telling me to smile.

I of course put this on Facebook, sort of making light but also making a point (see above).

And that's when I learned that this is a gray area of sexual harassment, street harassment.
These three articles are most informative, "Smile, Baby" , "Men's Job""Street Harassment"and the above video is funny.

1 comment:

Running Meg said...

You never hear men telling other men to smile. I used to get that all the time. Stupid.