Street Harassment – NotAllMen

July 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Every time I see a woman talk about the incredibly common, confidence destroying, and sometimes terrifying,  issue of street harassment, inevitably some guy or guys has to jump in with, “Not all men are like that!”
Um… yes? True? No one was saying otherwise. It’s also completely irrelevant. The issue is that IT HAPPENS AT ALL.
And while they’re so busy being defensive when no one was actually talking about them, the end result is that women give up on even trying to talk about a very real, very serious problem that literally all women face.
So, by insisting on declaring yourself not part of the problem, you’re actively hindering any possible solution. And is that the kind of guy you want to be? The kind that would rather make things worse to save face (that you hadn’t lost in the first place), or the kind that sees a problem and ACTUALLY TRIES TO HELP?
Because,  let me tell ya, I wish all guys were like THAT.

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