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.