Sanny: ‘Ik denk dat elke vrouw wel eens te maken heeft gehad met straatintimidatie. Ik heb 5 jaar midden in het centrum van Amsterdam gewoond, wat een prima buurt is. Alleen ' s avonds lopen er allerlei gekkies rond die je soms gewoon achtervolgen. Super naar vond ik dat, vooral door al die vunzige dingen die ze roepen. Als ik dan bij mijn voordeur was aangekomen keek ik altijd even achterom of ik rustig mijn voordeur kon open maken, zodat die engerd me niet ineens naar binnen zou duwen. Anders liep ik gerust een straat verder. Ik zorg er ook voor dat als ik een kort rokje draag, ik er altijd een lekker baggy jas overheen doe. En je hoofd en haar verstoppen onder een muts geeft ook een veiliger gevoel.' @sannyzoektgeluk #amsterdam#gemeenteamsterdam#catcallingisnotacompliment#catcalling
Warning, this isn’t a post about how amazing my jeans are.
Yesterday, as I was walking to the station - on my way to have a lovely day with @oliviamay_oc for her birthday - some creepy guy made me feel really uncomfortable and a bit scared. As I was about to walk through the park, I could see his car slowing down. I immediately thought, oh no. My guard went up. He stopped the car and rolled down his window. He asked me to stop and talk to him as he “liked what he saw”. I told him, politely, that I was on my way to meet someone. He then shouted that he just wanted me to give him my number, and that he was just being nice. I had a bad feeling when I left him and got inside the park.
My bad feeling was right, when I got to the other side of the park, he’d driven round and got out of his car to wait for me. He forcefully asked me to give him my number and when I said no, he started following me, saying I should take his number instead and that he had got out of his car “specially to see me”. There was no one around, so I felt completely vulnerable - even though it was broad daylight. Eventually after I kept saying I was busy, he left me alone and turned around. But it really shook me up. I was worried he wasn’t going to leave.
I cried after. And he made me question my outfit. My jeans were leopard print and quite tight - but that should never, ever mean I am asking for this kind of attention. I felt uncomfortable all day, thinking my thighs and bum were way too emphasised.
I hate that actions like this make you question yourself. We should all be able to wear whatever we want without fear of harassment.
Urgh, what can we do about this? I was being polite to him as I didn’t want to provoke him, but we shouldn’t have to be. .
(( CONTEXT: so after posting this long rant,’I realize that some of you may not know what Overwatch it and who mercy is. Basically Overwatch is an online game where you complete a task while fighting the opponent team. Mercy is a healer. Meaning she stays behind and follows characters around healing them. Some people prefer her, as she’s cool, easy to play as and usually doesn’t get stuck is crossfire. However for me personally, I agree that she is a bit boring cause all you’re doing is holding down your trigger buttons and following everyone around. ))
Literally my favourite game ever is Overwatch!!! (Soldier 76 main) And I play a lot of games (if anyone wants a convo on video games HMU 😂) but seriously this is the type of shit I have to hear over the mic. The video game world is seriously full of some majorly sexist, and racist pigs. People think that just because they hide behind a username and whatever that they can say whatever they want. Eventually that starts to grow into every day uses of sexist and racist terms. Whether it’s online or in person. The amount of times I’ll have someone come into my DM’s with a troll line like “can I speak to the man in charge” or “get back to the kitchen” etc thinking they’ll start a fight only for me to realize that their account is full of video games and we actually have a nice conversation on that instead is COUNTLESS!!!!! So please, everyone, lets not fight hate with hate, instead just find that common interest. It’s a much better conversation. I hope they learn to stop pulling that troll line shit too because it just gets them nowhere. (Also major cringe cause the dude in the pink text sounds just like my ex 😂😂)
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