When was the last time you walked down the street without at least a flicker of wondering if someone would say something creepy or threatening to you? Can’t remember? I can’t either because the fact of the matter is that street harassment happens every day in every place and walking down the street while female makes you vulnerable no matter how old you are, what you look like or whether you know karate and have a lot of great responses rehearsed just in case. It’s unacceptable and we pay a terrible cost in the quality of our lives because of it. But there is something you can do to help raise awareness and work to end street harassment–participate in the second annual Meet Us On The Street Campaign, April 7-13. There are events taking place throughout the world and many ways to get involved both online and in your community. Feminist Peace Network is proud to be one of the many co-sponsors of this important campaign.
March 31, 2013