Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Odelay


top - Silence + Noise // Zola Black Leggings - Miracle Eye // rings and concho choker - Miracle Eye // boots - El Dantes

This outfit summarizes what my style has basically evolved to, except it's probably missing some type of weirdo hat and some tie-dye situation... In other news that is much more interesting than style, not to mention important, I ran into this article. The article titled, "'Smile, baby': The words no woman wants to hear" in summary describes the detrimental effects sexual harassment (for example, cat calls) can have on women and how objectifying it is. 

This is a line that really stuck out to me because I can really identify with a few of these: 

"The younger the girl, the more negative the possible effects, which are well documented and can include depression, shame, headaches, anxiety, withdrawal, fear, self-objectification and more."

In the next paragraph, it also lists incidents and fatalities due to a woman not responding the way a man wanted her to respond after instigating and harassing:

"In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.  In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request. In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.  Just Google, 'Man grabs woman.' The problem with street harassment isn’t the demand that a woman smile or perform fellatio, the problem is the answer to the question, 'What if a woman doesn’t want to?'"

Street harassment is disgusting and I'm really glad that websites like I Hollaback exist. The website is proactive and helps (well, as much as it can) put an end to stress harassment. 

15 comments:

Makenzie Godso said...

Woah thank you for telling me about this! Def donating tonight and possibly wanting to start one in Louisiana! Btw ur shoes are perfection, not gonna lie I drooled a bit

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

Seriously so disgusting. When I lived in the city I had to walk over bridges a lot to get home & so many men/homeless people would sit & make cat calls/comments/etc. that I would typically ignore & just keep walking. Until one day some dude got mad I wouldn't respond & started following me to the point I had to duck into a restaurant & wait until he went away. From that point on, I felt like I had to start responding with a polite 'hello' (but still kept walking) to any of these people to avoid that type of situation. But seriously, WHY? Why should anyone have to respond to sexual harassment in order to feel 'safe' or whatever. It drives me absolutely crazy & makes me hate humans.

Thanks for letting me get that rant out in your comments, heh.


xoxo

Taylor said...

I love when you post things like this, makes me very aware of how fortunate i am that i've never experienced the atrocities of street sexual harassment.. and those boots, DAMN GIRL

Holly said...

well done for writing that, amazing post :) xx

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Justalazymorning said...

i'm in love with your rad shoes

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In looooove these boots!

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Sophie Palmer said...

I'm a new follower and am so glad I found this post, I was walking through my high street the other day at lunch time and two men grabbed me and tried to pull my skirt because they thought it was funny. It felt horrible that two people think that it's ok to do that, and that to embarrass a woman and make her feel uncomfortable is funny. It's absolutely disgusting but i'm so glad other people feel as passionate about it as I do.xxx

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Visa said...

love how effortlessly cool your style is. and great article. i always feel awkward when some random stranger does that and you just try not to make any eye contact and walk away as fast as possible. its pretty scary and like the article says it sometimes gets worse when you ignore them.

Meg said...

love everything about this outfit, wish I could own it all! and those boots are the coolest boots I've ever seen.
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