****TRIGGER WARNING FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND MISOGYNY****
“I was 12, and this car pulled up alongside me as I was walking home from school … the driver looked a little older than my dad, at least 40. He leaned out, and I thought he was going to ask me for directions, but instead he asked me how old I was. When I told him, he laughed. ‘Damn, you got some big titties for such a little girl.’ He made this gross smacking sound with his lips, and sped away. I ran all the way home.”
What young women are really looking for from older men — Hugo Schwyzer — The Good Men Project
This is my whole life after age 9. It is not funny or fun or cute. It doesn’t make you feel special or wanted or desired. It scares and confuses you and men need to stop.
I was maybe 10 when it started & I still remember feeling so ashamed & scared. It’s a disgusting thing to do in general, & a terrible thing to do to children. Sure, it’s technically not a crime, but it should be.
When I was 12 I would catch older men (at least 40) sticking their phones up my skirt to take photos……
Ever since I was eleven, men would shout at me from across the street, make inappropriate hand gestures, or follow me around and try to take pictures. It was really confusing and scary, and I never knew what to do because I couldn’t tell my mother because she would blame it on me according to whatever I was wearing, even though I very well could have been wearing something extremely conservative. And seriously, I’m not going to cover up in hundred degree weather.
I remember this one time when I was thirteen, I was sitting in the front seat of my dad’s car, and while we were sitting at a red light and he was talking on his phone, another car pulled up next to us, and the driver saw me looking out of my window, so they rolled down their window and started sucking on their fingers to imitate a blowjob. And for some odd reason, I was more scared that my dad would notice than anything because I was afraid that I would get yelled at because it was somehow my fault that these people felt that they had permission to do that shit.
But women and girls - they’re overacting or being too dramatic and should appreciate all of this attention, right? Sickening.