“All this over one little smile.”
Being friendly in public seems so simple – right?
Not for so many women, or other people misgendered as women. Street harassment, and the expectation that women exist to be objectified, can make one little smile into a much bigger deal.
See if you can relate to this story of one woman’s frustrations with existing in public with a smile on her face.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Follow her on Twitter @allivanlahr. Check out her comics here.
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