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Monday Morning Meme

Monday Morning Meme

 

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SSH 4 ways

 

Source: Stop Street Harassment

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Lyu’s Story: Followed by a Creeper

I’m trying not to dwell on it, but something is still bothering me.

A couple of nights ago, my roommate and I were heading back to the house from the bus stop that’s just across two streets and several houses over. We crossed the first street, and noticed some guy jogging/running towards us, whistling to get our attention and snapping his fingers at us. As what is now an automatic reaction, I dialed 911 on our cell phone and held my thumb over the SEND button. After crossing two streets to get to us, he saw the phone in my hand, changed his expression and asked if we had cigarettes. We politely said that we didn’t, and he pretended to keep walking in the opposite direction that my roommate and I were going.

At this point, we just thought it was weird and a little sketchy. After crossing the second street, I looked behind us and saw the guy walking in our direction again. Could have been a coincidence until he sped up after we did. We got to the house before he could catch up with us again, and he turned around when we reached the front door. I was more infuriated than I was scared. I was even mad at myself for being unarmed, and I realize how screwed up that is.

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Monday Morning Meme

Monday Morning Meme – Aziz Ansari Rocks

 

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 Aziz Ansari

 

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Cats Don’t Like Catcalling Either

Sometimes a little humor is just what you need when you’re having a bad week.
 

 

From HuffPo: “Every day, innocent cats go about their business, rolling around on sun-soaked sidewalks, cleaning their fur, knocking things off tables — LIVING THEIR LIVES. Some guys just can’t seem to control themselves, even when cats are clearly not interested. Get the hint, dudes, it’s not happening.”

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Monday Morning Meme

 

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 I dress for me

 

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Monday Morning Meme: Catcaller Form

 

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 catcaller form

 Source: Riot Mag

 

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Monday Morning Meme

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 catcalling panels

 Source: Upworthy Tumblr

 

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Murder of 20-year-old student sparks protests, social media campaign among Turkish women

**Trigger warning for descriptions of violence**

Women in Turkey are protesting and sharing their stories of sexual harassment on Twitter following the attempted rape and murder of a 20-year-old student.

The family of Ozgecan Aslan, a student at Cag University in the southern province of Mersin, contacted police after she went missing on Wednesday. Her body was later found in a river in Mersin on Friday, reportedly with stab wounds and signs of burning.

According to local media reports, which quoted leaked testimonies of suspects, a 26-year-old minibus driver allegedly tried to rape Aslan, who was the last passenger in the vehicle he was driving. He allegedly stabbed and clubbed her to death after she resisted the attack.

Women have taken to social media to share their own stories of harassment. Themes of modifying behavior and pretending to be involved with men in order to prevent/avoid harassment were common among women sharing their stories, and echo experiences of other women around the world.

Women across Turkey used the hashtags to share experiences of public harassment, as well as incidents within the family, from adolescence through to adulthood.

Many said their lives were restricted by harassment and that they had to take precautions to avoid it, such as dressing more conservatively and carrying pepper spray.

Some said they have had to alter their routes on the street and get off public transportation to avoid harassment. Others said they have had to seek refuge in cafes and shops to avoid stalkers.

Tweets said some women talk to imaginary men to create the impression there is a male in the apartment when there are delivery men at the door. There were also tweets from women who said they wear fake wedding rings in some social environments, particularly work, to avoid harassment.

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who sparked outrage with his assertion that gender equality is against nature, addressed the incident in a speech on Monday, saying, “I will personally follow the case so that they will be given the heaviest penalty. I am already following the case. Violence against women is the bleeding wound of our country.”

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