Today has been a good day, I had work at 8, then after that I decided to go to the gym and then went to my friend Emelie! After eating some veggie burgers we decided to go out and take some photos. I hope everyone has had a good day!
I wasn't sure if I was gonna post this or not, because I don't want family members to worry about my health, but this is an important issue. Note: I am perfectly okay, just angry at the world we live in.
I wouldn't say that I feel particularly uncomfortable or unsafe when out in the city, because my confidence has grown so much in the recent year. I feel safe in who I am, and I also have never been in situations that's made me feel unsafe out alone. I know this is a hard thing a lot of women deal with, and it's also something I realize from time to time.
Not everyone I'm gonna see is gonna mind their own business and leave me alone. I wish I could say I've never before experienced catcalling directed to me, but it has. I'm not alone on this either, I only have to look as far as to my friends to realize that this happens far too often.
I've experienced catcalling since I was 13. Thirteen. Just a child.
So I'm writing this post to address this issue and how it is not okay. It is not okay to put someone through that, and it certainly isn't okay to just write off as "it's a boy thing": Because it's not. It's a display of dominance, a way for men to show themselves (and you) that no matter what happens, they'll always be able to do stuff like this and get away with it. Because who is gonna tell them off? Bystanders? Unlikely. The victim will probably be too intimidated and feel too unsafe to confront the perpetrator. And so this way they get away with it.
This is an issue, and the issue lays among the adults who teaches us what's wrong and what's right. Instead of teaching girls to be careful when they go out, to never talk to strange people, to avoid going out at night, maybe teach boys not to harass girls on the street.
IsAs we all know, it's the long dreaded (or awaited, if you're happily in a relationship) Valentine's day today, or just February 14th as we refer to it in my family since it is my brother's birthday today. Since we don't celebrate Valentine's day I haven't done anything special the past years but today a friend and I decided to have an "unofficial" celebration. We had dinner at a local asian place called Zao after school, and although while hot, I loved the food.
I hope the rest of you had a great Valentine's day if you celebrate!