15.6.11

I really liked my outfit today. Normally i'd photograph it, and ramble on about whatever.
But I don't feel like doing that today.
And this is why. (That link is to my Tumblr, FYI)

So why do I mention this on a style blog?
Because I am a woman.
Most (if not all) of you reading this are women.
And this kind of behavior is unacceptable.

4 comments:

  1. Erin,
    I would have had the same reaction. I always think of the "right" thing to say after my fight or flight response is done. I am sorry that men still think it is their right to harass women, especially women who are alone and vulnerable. My heart hurts for you.
    Take care.

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  2. I read your tumblr and I have to say that sucks. Don't feel bad about not reacting, because some times things catch you so off guard that you find yourself an observer in your own story. I had things like that happen fairly often when I was living in England and it took me a while to be collected enough to say something, but when I did, I was always surprised what came out and by the reaction it got. They always seemed so surprised that I was offended. Like I should take their totally uncalled for and unwanted advances as a compliment. Ugh. If there is a next time (hopefully there isn't) you'll be ready and you'll say exactly what you need to.
    ♡ Brooke

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  3. Thanks, Mama Pants. It sure sucks how we can never think of things in the moment, eh?
    Brooke, i'm so sorry to hear that happened to you. Good for you for speaking out! I hope to do the same if i'm ever in that position again. Thanks so much.

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  4. Erin - I'm so sorry that happened to you. I wouldn't have known what to do either, and I'm a sassy, outspoken, foul-mouthed, sarcastic and loud person. And I still would have frozen.

    I think part of the unsafe environment that is created by these actions also means that we fear speaking or acting on our behalf because the aggressor could turn more violent and then what would I do? So I ignore because I feel like that is safer.

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