i can’t tell you how many times i’ve spoken up about harassment only to be told to “learn to take a compliment”.
since when do “compliments” intrude on my space? what kind of “compliment” makes a person feel unsafe or threatened?
harassment isn’t a compliment. know the difference.
god, fucking thank you. there are so many “feminists” who can’t even understand that it IS possible to receive a sincere compliment. They think sincere compliments just do not exist in this universe. It’s so fucking ridiculous.
First of all I think you are missing the fact that the intended audience here isn’t “feminists,” it’s the men who don’t know the difference between an actual compliment and sexual harassment.
And second of all, I think you need to understand something: just because a man might think he is paying us a “sincere compliment,” we don’t owe him shit.
Women do not owe men, especially strange men, any gratitude or politesse when they comment on our physical appearance.
WE DO NOT EXIST FOR YOUR VISUAL ENJOYMENT. IT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT TO BE TOLD THAT YOU APPROVE OF OUR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.
A strange man says “you look nice today,” he’s lucky if he gets a cold stare as I brush past him.