FOREWARNING: This blog contains NSFW language and TRIGGERING CONTENT. I will not be censoring the slurs, so please be very aware and consider this before proceeding. Some of this stuff will be difficult to read, and this whole blog will likely be triggery, so consider this your TRIGGER WARNING.
I'm sick of hearing that women must somehow be "asking for it", when it comes to street harassment. No, I was NOT asking for it, and neither was anyone else, NO MATTER WHAT WE WERE WEARING OR NOT WEARING. EVEN IF WE ARE COMPLETELY NAKED, WE DON'T DESERVED TO BE HARASSED. It is 100% the responsibility of the harasser to NOT HARASS, regardless of ANY variable. To demonstrate that our clothing choices are varied and are not a factor when it comes to street harassment, here are examples of what we were wearing when we were harassed.
And, for you dudez who just want to introduce yourselves to a stranger-woman while out-and-about, read Schrödinger’s Rapist to gain some understanding as to why we give you the coldest of shoulders.
If you have your own stories of street harassment that you would like to share on this blog, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will remain anonymous unless you otherwise specify, and I will obscure the faces in every submitted picture for safety. Please include details such as the Date, Time of Day, General Location (not your city/state or anything, but the general "where": grocery store, at work, on the bus, at the library, in a bar, in the halls at school, wherever), and the Specifics of the Encounter (what happened, what was said, how it made you feel, etc.) along with anything else you'd like to add. Hopefully, none of you will ever have anything to submit, but if you do, it will be helpful to document, and it will probably feel cathartic to share.
Be safe everyone.