"Those things said, I’ve also returned smiles and said, “How’s your day going?” when some dude on the street tells me good morning. It can be nice when that happens, can make me feel like I am part of a community of people in the world. But it’s always context specific, which is something that a lot of men who are mad right now don’t seem to get. Women know the difference."
"if women are asking men to think about how they behave around them — asking men to consider them as people before they consider them as sexual prospects — men should try listening."
"These critiques are necessary because they are about reducing violence. Whereas the men claiming that taking a stand against street harassment means no more talking in public or saying that women should be flattered by strangers’ come-ons are about propping up toxic masculinity and denying women’s humanity. Which is why the men who know these are garbage arguments need to step up to start calling other men out on their shit."
"Men are being pushed to challenge a really messed up system that has treated them like special darlings who can say and do whatever they want for a really long time. Which is probably why so many guys are so mad. It’s not a great look. Maybe someone should tell them to smile."
See the video here: http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/5ndnit/jessica-s-feminized-atmosphere
"Sir, it is not ok for you to say _______"
For me, I feel uncomfortable EVERYDAY walking down the street. I do not like to look pretty in public, because of all the attention I get - it grosses me out, makes me walk weird and makes me super uncomfortable.