Sex & Gender
feature: femmes destroy street harassment with satirical #nowomanever hashtag on twitter
By Gender Bent
June 21, 2016
If you’re a femme or femme presenting person who has walked down the street, chances are you’ve had a masc person shout unsolicited greetings, commands, and sexual commentary at you while you’re making your way from A to B. There’s a good chance that some man has approached you and tried to negotiate with or convince you to engage with them or be available to them on a personal level. Which, you know, is a very strange position to put a complete stranger, and that’s really in the best case scenario. In light of that, women of the internet are using the #NoWomanEver hashtag to demolish street harassment and discourage dudes from considering it to be an acceptable way to communicate with femmes. See some of the hilarious highlights, below.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at email@example.com.
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