“It’s not ok”: Men Speaking Out Against Street Harassment

Had enough of the “Shit X Say to X” meme? There’s at least one more worthwhile incarnation to check out. In honor of International Anti-Street Harassment week there is now a “Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women on the Street” video. The speakers in the video address many common myths surrounding street harassment, such as that it’s a “compliment,” it’s ok because everyone else does it, or that what how a woman presents herself on the street can make it ok. Though men are frequently  responsible for perpetuating street harassment against women, that does not mean all men are ok with it, and in fact those who commit it also contribute to perpetuating harmful stereotypes about men. Street harassment negatively affects many people, and the more who speak out against it the better.

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