True story: Jun was trying to take this photo of me in peace, but some community service guys were picking up trash a few hundred feet away hollering at me like gorillas, saying sexual things and making inappropriate gestures. We ignored it, but it was annoying for both of us. I really don’t think that my outfit was calling for that sort of attention at all whatsoever. But yet, it still did.
It irks me that I as a woman always have to consider what I wear before going out in public for fear of attracting the wrong attention, but I also try not to let my fear prevent me from wearing what I want to wear. It’s such a catch-22.
Clothes aren’t consent for unwanted sexual attention. Women (and people in general) aren’t objects either. Why is this such a hard concept for our hyper-sexualized culture to grasp? Oh yeah, it’s because of how much sexualization there is on movies, TV and social media. It’s because of not enough good role models for our younger generation to look up to. It’s teaching women that they have to have their ass and tits out to be worthy of attention. It teaches women that they aren’t good enough and that their body image IS their identity. We are more than our flesh!
But by giving into society’s pressure we perpetuate not only low self-esteem, but we also normalize behavior like cat calling, unwanted sexual advances, and yes, rape culture. I said it.
Can we teach each other and our kids to respect each other? Can we lead by example, too? I hope that the many women who feel the same way will teach their kids to respect others with dignity. We need to do better. We can do better. Women shouldn’t be afraid to wear half the stuff in the closet in order to prevent unwanted attention. Something needs to change. #clothesarenotconsent#feministas#profeminism
Happy to share a piece of @numbertencuracao with everyone tomorrow at @8_the_experience! 💙 With everything we do, the different businesses that we run and all the stuff that comes along with them, I do have to admit that it’s not always easy. It’s a 24/7 kinda job that just never stops. There are times where we look at each other and question ourselves: how did this happen? How did we get here? Is this even real? We always end up talking and laughing about the first couple of days when it all started, and especially how it all started. It’s crazy when you think you have it all planned and figured out, life just throws this curveball at you and challenges you to go even further.☀️ Here’s to a great Sunday with a few of my favorite people @8_the_experience. For those who never get a chance to stop by during the week, stop by tomorrow! #10curacao#theislandbarista
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