everyday sexism live feed:
The fact that the comment was ironic or 'trendy' shouldn't affect its gravity in the least; why does there exist some 'version' of sexism that 'slips through the cracks' and is permitted by my society?
Nowadays, my maintenance of health is limited to a narrow window of time when the streets are quiet - that is, when the chances of a car containing three or more grown men approaches me, slows down, beeps, hoots, makes a circuit of the block, and repeats, following me until I detour into a family park where I know someone would either see or hear me, sometimes parking while I walk down, and pulling away only once I am invisible.
I find it disheartening that I cannot walk my favourite routes safely without a grown male friend or relative. I find it embarrassing that I know the seasons have changed not because of my changing exercise attire, but by the frequency of cat calls my running shorts/tank top or yoga pants/hoodie incur. I find it really quite inconvenient that I must schedule my exercise around times when I am least likely to be raped.