Read of the Day: “Maybe You Should Smile: Cat-Callers Who Make Some Good Points”
6:00 pm, August 20th | by Colette McIntyre
Today’s Read of the Day comes from our favorite feminist satirists over at Reductress. (Try saying that five times fast!) Chelsea Clarke takes on street harassers and posits that those creeps are providing some great unsolicited advice.
“Damn baby you fine.”
When we are lost in the minutiae of our daily routines, we sometimes lose sight of the “big picture.” You are a child of the universe and everything is going to be alright. This man isn’t infantilizing you, he’s empowering you to let go and trust. It’s all going to work out – you’re fine!
Here’s a bit of encouragement that should appeal to the suffragette in us all. It is only due to women’s liberation that we’re permitted to work it so frequently and fiercely. As you strive to be your better self, can you stop and ask, “Am I working it harder than I did yesterday?”
“Mmmm, look at that ass.”
Skin cancer is rampant, and it often is missed when located in private areas. When is the last time you inspected your posterior for signs of melanoma? Instead of being offended, welcome this important reminder. “Hmm. Maybe I should look at my ass.” While you’re at it, look at that labia, cervix, and breast tissue, too.
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