irenegro (irenegro) wrote,
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irenegro

#catcalling

Catcalling and fatcalling aren’t so different after all: They’re both products of a culture that treats women’s bodies as public property, and they both have more to do with the harasser’s insecurity and desire to exert dominance over women than they do about the harassee’s looks. I’ve compulsively tucked my butt in and crossed my arms over my chest while waiting for the bus in a summer dress, only to be catcalled while biking to work in an androgynous helmet, puff jacket, and balaclava.
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