#YesAllWomen because #MenDoNot:

  • Receive comments that their short hair makes them look “a certain way. You know what I mean.”
  • Get instructed to avoid “I” statements
  • Hear that their professional ideas are “cute”
  • Get random commands from strangers to smile
  • Hear men say want to get them drunk at a work conference. But it’s just a joke. *wink*
  • Hear old men whisper that they want to sit next to you so they can play with your leg. But that’s just a joke, too. *wink*
  • Have a virtual stranger ask “was it good for you, too?” after a business transaction
  • Cushion an honest opinion with a joke because otherwise you’re being “bitchy”
  • Receive unsolicited back massages
  • Hear that their asses can be seen from space
  • Have someone stare at them if they accidentally fall asleep in class
  • Have strangers literally get in their face to drop a pick-up line
  • Wear a random ring on your left hand as a way to quickly shut down solicitations
  • Say they have a boyfriend after “I’m just here with friends” doesn’t stop the solicitations, and then hear “your boyfriend lets you leave the house like that?”
  • Hear the name of their genitals used as a synonym for weakness
  • Avoid standing near men on crowded trains and subways so they don’t get groped
  • Tell their friends where and when they’re going on a first date so someone knows. Just in case.
  • Feel the need to apologize for not being interested in someone
  • Have a moment of panic when they are alone with a strange man in an elevator
  • Have a moment of panic when a male driver tries to stop them for directions
  • Bring a friend to pick up something you bought on Craigslist or Ebay even if you can carry it yourself
  • Avoid running at night
  • Avoid getting gas at night
  • Fear putting down their drink
  • Walk to their car at night with their keys between each finger like Wolverine, ready to slash an attacker
  • Look under their car for shadows ready to grab at their ankles
  • Keep mace on their key ring
  • Text their friends that they got home safe

#NotJustOnce but #Everyday

This is what life is like for women. Constantly. Do you get it now?