I’m glad that UnWinona shared this story, by sharing this it gives us (men) a glimpse to what it’s like to be a woman in a culture that is male dominate. We (men) need to be called out like this, told this is wrong, not only by women but other males as well. I won’t lie, I’ve thought like this, never was aggressive like the teens or the biker but still had a similar mindset. It took me seeing the world woman have to live in, through stories like this, through seeing Male privilege in action. I didn’t want to be that guy, never want to make someone uncomfortable which our culture has done to women for thousands of years.
I could go off on a side rant, but I want you to just read the article. I’ll just say to guys ask yourself these questions: When you’re in public and don’t want to be bothered what tricks do you use and does it usually work? When does it not work? If someone tries to trap you in conversation and you tell the person that you just want to read a book, does that person call you names and get irate?
I’ll also say this, you can’t change the past but you sure as hell can start anew right now and change your attitude. “Be the change you want to see in the world”
And then I debated whether or not to put it on Tumblr…but I decided it was important. Because in my own way, I can (unfortunately) point out exactly what is wrong with men when they don’t realize how hard it is to be a woman. How we do not have equal opportunities and freedoms in everyday life….