lyon, france

Can I go out in the evening with my girls without being shouted at, accosted, grabbed, touched, caressed, and/or made to feel uncomfortable by men? Why does this happen every time we go out? Is it that they feel entitled to our space and bodies? Is it that they’re dominating public spaces? Are they simply drunk? Are they feeling pressured to pick up women? Is it all of those things combined? I would like to experience one evening where we’re not evading sloppy, aggressive men the entire time.

And the funny thing is that, if we have just one man in our group, all the aggressions stop. But as soon as women are left alone, it starts again. I think a lot of us learn to just deal with this and it’s so unfair. Women should feel as safe in public spaces at night as we do during the day.