I’m hypersensitive to any instance when a man’s negative behavior impacts my own. I’ve tirelessly complained on my socials about having to avoid construction sites on morning runs in my neighborhood to avoid being catcalled. I’ve also tried that social experiment where I don’t move out of the way for men on crowded sidewalks and I will repeatedly run into them.
Stepping out of the way to avoid being touched is, on a basic level, self defense. I shouldn’t have to defend myself on a daily basis just because I am a woman. Continue reading