CAT CALLING

A report by the Ending Violence Against Women Commission found that 64% of women in the UK had been victims of street harassment in 2016. This alone is a frustrating statistics, but the view that women should be complimented by cat calling is even worse.

Personally, I’ve never been cat called and while I'm extremely thankful for this, there is a part of me that wonders what’s wrong with me. Am I not conventionally beautiful enough? Is it my disability? Why don’t people want to cat call me? Don’t get me wrong, the feminist in me doesn’t want me, but the girl brought up in a society where it’s a compliment really does.

More often than not, the feminist in me wins – but when I hear that all women have experienced cat calling, I can’t help but feel a little left out. It’s a massive problem in society – I shouldn’t feel like less of a woman, less attractive because I haven’t been cat called. This idea fed into young people, girls in particular, that you’re only worth something if a stranger in the street yells that you’re sexy needs to change; no one should have to be cat called or feel like a weirdo if they haven’t been.

While I’ve never experienced cat calling, I want it to end. I’ve chosen to highlight the campaign against cat calling by wearing shirts from Feminist Apparel. They have loads of badass shirts in femme and unisex fits to highlight your feminist agenda and get people talking, so if you’re against misogyny and cat calling, take a look.
(Sorry for my messy bedroom and hair) 
What are your experiences of cat calling?


Disclaimer: products featured in this post were sent to me by brands in return for honest reviews but the opinions are entirely my own.

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