Mary P. Traverse
commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?
@6 It's a very different feeling being complimented from being harassed. It's delivery, it's demeanor... But trust me, all women know that sick feeling in the pit of their stomach when someone "compliments" them in a way that's demeaning. It's gross, it's depressing, and it makes you punch them or wish you'd punched them.
Look, dudes: (and I feel like I'm explaining this too often lately) I don't expect you to know from experience what we're talking about, but believe us and support us when we tell you IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
Now I need a nap.