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Shouting Back

I’ve been receiving a bit of admiration for how I handle catcallers after I posted a video about how I barked at a man who hollered at me. 1,719 more words

Respecting The Woman: From America to France

“Respect” for women varies between cultures, countries, and social classes. In the United States, many define respect as ‘the treatment or admiration of something or someone.’ All human beings are vulnerable, but possess many strengths. 943 more words

A Woman's Claim

One thing I’ve always been shamed for is my body. How I use my body. How my body is displayed. How it looks to others. What it says about who I am and my worth. 739 more words

Life

Piropo, acoso, elogio: What's the Difference?

“What has been the hardest thing for you to adjust to here in Nicaragua?” my host dad asked me one evening when we were eating dinner. 676 more words

Nicaragua

Smile

Hey, baby, smile!
Shouts the dude
Interrupting my reverie
Catching me short
Surprising me into response
The barrel smokes after a good one
Tink. Tink. Tink-tink. 35 more words

Poetry

Disabled Women & Sexual Objectification (or the Lack Thereof)

Today in The New York Times Opinion pages there was a piece called Longing for the Male Gaze. It is a personal account of a disabled woman’s experiences of not being socially perceived as sexually desirable. 1,074 more words

Disability

"Lily"


The serpent calls to me as I pass by

‘I’ve always wanted you, you know.’

tongue slithering across his mouth

He does not know I am… 31 more words

Life