Jul 19, 2021
In this episode, I discuss:
- Common examples of and statistics on street
- How street harassment can affect
- What you can do about street harassment if
you're a target
- A larger perspective on street harassment, more
solutions for protecting yourself from predators and reasons behind
- It's not productive to engage harassers. Your
number one goal is being safe, not teaching an asshole a
- Most harassers are generally harmless, but some
are actually predators - listen to your intuition, pay attention to
what your primal survival system is telling you.
- Be prepared to take action when you need to.
When they move from verbal to physical, you absolutely have to act.
You may ask a bystander to walk with you, draw attention to people
around, or fight. Do whatever it takes to drive them
- There’s nothing wrong with you. You have the
right to take space in this world, a right to go about your life
unimpeded, and fend off unwanted unwelcome comments, gestures and
touching. Walk confidently, listen to your intuition and don’t let
predators take your joy away from you.
“Your body and your life are worth protecting. So be
prepared to do whatever it takes to protect yourself." —
Cynthia Jolicoeur Rood
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