EVERYDAY FEMINISM

After The Violence In My City, I Can’t Laugh Off Catcallers Anymore

Credit:  Good Men Project

I grew up learning that the only way to deal with bullies is to ignore them, the sort of I’m-rubber-you’re-glue rhetoric that conflict-avoiders love. To acknowledge a fear of catcalling strangers, even among friends, feels a bit like letting the bullies win. But I’m starting to realize that fear is a powerful weapon, too, in that it can unite people against a common enemy.