Anonymous said: i seen your street harassment post a while back. you trying to tell me you've NEVER cat called someone or grabbed them?
Fucking right I haven’t, Anonymous, and I’m insulted that you would think anything I post on here is fake or insincere. I mean everything I say, otherwise I wouldn’t say or write it. It’s also messed up to me that you think it’s weird that I said I never did any of that stuff. That should be the norm and the expectation in Philadelphia. People should be able to walk down the street and go about their lives without being harassed. I don’t think that’s asking too much.
I grew up in a house of outspoken Italian women—my mom and grandmom. They taught me about respect for women very early on in my life. In college, I walked drunk women home all the time from parties I attended, or if I happened to see someone walking by themselves stumbling down the sidewalk because I wanted to make sure they got home okay, and did so expecting nothing in return. Even if they offered, I would decline. Each and every time. The last thing I would want is for someone to be taken advantage of. When I see dudes acting like disrespectful pigs, it bothers me a lot. I still remember my mom telling me, “You ever disrespect your future wife or girlfriend and I will slap the bullshit out of you. I raised you better than to think that was acceptable.” That’s all I needed to hear.
So, no. I don’t cat-call anyone regardless of whether I find them attractive or not. We’re human-beings, not animals. Fuck that. Also, I especially don’t grab anyone. Who in their right mind thinks anyone would want that? I don’t want anyone touching me, so why would I touch them?
Fuck outta here, Anonymous.