Rachel Charlene Lewis
August 30, 2016 11:25 am
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By now, you’ve undoubtedly hurt about the absolute garbage fire that is the article about how to talk to a woman who has headphones in. If you’re a woman, or someone with any sense, the only obvious response is DON’T. Luckily, the internet took the dude down swiftly, and pointed out how gross it is that some guys think it’s okay to infringe on a woman or femme’s space in such an aggressive way.

It’s yet another form of street harassment.

According to Stop Street Harassment, a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide, found that 65% of women have experienced street harassment or “unwanted comments, gestures, and actions forced on a stranger in a public place without their consent and is directed at them because of their actual or perceived sex, gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation.”  Twenty-three percent of women have been sexually touched, 20% have been followed, and 9% have been forced to do something sexual. This is nothing rare, and it’s NOT OK.

But we’re *so* about these killer responses to the BS headphones article.

Because no one is entitled to our attention.

Because it’s so, so rude.

Because it’s about peace and quiet.

Because women and femmes are always harassed, and this is nothing new.

Because we will *literally* hate you forever.

Basically, if you’re not the queen, GTFO.

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