it’s very real….
i can’t even begin to explain how real it is….
remembering my 11 year old self walking home in shorts and being honked at by GROWN men…..
being literally terrified to walk past a group of men standing around because you’re scared of what they might do or say….
guys yelling obscene things to you but you’re a bitch or hoe for not liking it and being happy that someone is even remotely interested in you
never wanting to go anywhere by yourself because you are scared of being verbally and physically attacked..
waiting on your significant other or anyone to accompany you to do things that you have a basic right to do alone without being harassed…. like getting gas and running to the store for milk… working out
street harassment is real… and women live it everyday
KEEP FUCKIN PLAYIN WITH ME!Somebody you need to stop playin with IMMEDIATELY (via fatinspiration)
Black women need to start a hashtag #icanbeboth where we post pictures of ourselves with degrees, at graduation, sitting in your office, being successful etc. along side pics of us partying, twerking, dancing, having fun as NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS DO.
Because this idea that you are either a hoe or a sophisticated woman is toxic as hell. It’s a racialized version of the virgin-whore dichotomy. I can be both a sexual being and an role model/educator at the same damn time.