Yesterday I found this on the internet:
And it made me start to think about the way we approach people when we want to ask them out.
Some men go straight for the rude approach and catcall. And for those street harassers, two awesome artists, Photographer Hannah Price and street artist/illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, found a new way to call out their catcallers. Whenever someone catcalled at Price, she turned her camera on the guy and snapped his photo, which she published in a project called “City of Brotherly Love.” Fazlalizadeh illustrated several posters to put up around cities with messages that read, “Women are not outside for your entertainment” and “Stop telling women to smile,” among other things.
In previous posts, I’ve talked about the wrong ways to approach women and my horrific encounters with guys who felt entitled to touch my body as if it were public property. Yet, I’ve never talked about the correct way to approach a woman. And with all the stories I’ve heard from friends who tell me about awful experiences they’ve had with guys who violated their personal space, clearly, some people need to learn. Read more…