And then I debated whether or not to put it on Tumblr…but I decided it was important. Because in my own way, I can (unfortunately) point out exactly what is wrong with men when they don’t realize how hard it is to be a woman. How we do not have equal opportunities and freedoms in everyday life….
I rode the bus for four years before I got my truck and while I never witnessed something on the scale close to this (you’d be surprised by how quiet a bus full of college students can be), I do remember this old creepy guy who would smile at a lot of the women on the bus. Most would ignore him and he’d eventually get the hint, but none of that could have been an enjoyable experience for them. Shit like this is disgusting and why I’m glad that both of my sisters have cars, but that is not enough. They should be able safely ride public transportation at anytime of day without fear of sexual harassment. I have walked alone in some pretty dark alleys in Los Angeles and while there were a few times that I was definitely in danger of getting mugged, at no point was I ever in danger of being sexually harassed. I have absolutely no point of reference for how this woman felt and I probably never will. That is male privilege.