I mentioned this on another post — but I used to walk the neighborhood I grew up in nearly everyday. Over time though I grew increasingly frustrated and anxious heading out for my strolls as I found I had to avoid certain streets because of the amount of verbal cat-calls I would get. Guys. It is not a complement. Nor are we b’s because we don’t want to stop and chat and entertain you on our time. I just want to get a little exercise. Instead, I was approached often, yelled at, and even told in graphic terms what I should and shouldn’t be wearing. Christ. It is beyond me how in 2017 our bodies are still regulated by the general populous, we are still (again generally) paid less, and we can’t even walk/run down the street without being yelled at or shamed for simply being there.

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