I Can Dress However I Damn Well Please.
How many of us have walked down the streets and had others objectify us for our own personal styles. Just because a woman has a butt, or breasts, does not mean that any man or woman can objectify those parts of ourselves. It's time to call out the sexist comments and actions that continue to persist in our government.
And to those who have been objectified, Tina Fey has a few words in an excerpt from her autobiography Bossy Pants. Leading a group of women, she asked them when they knew they were a woman.
"The group of women was racially and economically diverse, but the answers had a very similar theme. Almost everyone first realized they were becoming a grown woman when some dude did something nasty to them. “I was walking home from ballet and a guy in a car yelled, ‘Lick me!’’” “I was babysitting my younger cousins when a guy drove by and yelled, ‘Nice ass.’” There were pretty much zero examples like “I first knew I was a woman when my mother and father took me out to dinner to celebrate my success on the debate team.” It was mostly men yelling shit from cars
How many of us have similar experiences? It’s practically universal. Studies show that between 70-99% of women experience street harassment at some point during their lives, and with each separate identity — being young, being queer, or being a person of color — there is an exponentially greater likelihood of experiencing street harassment.."