I’ve been writing quite a bit lately about catcalling and street harassment (a term that I prefer, since the former is easier to brush off as innocuous). A lot of men and even a few women honestly think this is no big deal, in part because they look at it in isolation. “One dumb guy said one inappropriate thing one time. Why can’t you just brush it off and go on?” But it’s not just one guy and one time …. it’s cumulative.

Thanks for your additional persective on this. I hadn’t heard of/read that article and it is more than a little disturbing that anyone would wish to be objectified just to feel like other women. I can understand and sympathize with not wanting to be treated like a child or asexualized, but that really isn’t the direction to go in…….

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