Women have to stand up for themselves when it comes to being cat called. Some women just walk with their heads down and try to walk faster and get away from the problem. Men need to understand that it’s already hard enough being a woman but being cat called isn’t helping. Ellen Hoenigmen Meyer spoke up about her daughter and her own experiences. She first started off with her 11 year old daughter. She was outside one day playing with her 10 year old brother in the front yard. She was wearing a shirt that stated “ unicorns are real “ the man proceeded to yell at the little girl and whistled aggressively at her. She immediately told her mom but the mother was in the house and didn’t witness this grotesque man whistle and yell sexual comment at her daughter. The mother spoke up about her fair share about being sexually harassed. She doesn’t want to teach her daughter to always keep her guard up and always have to carry weapons ( there are 25% of women being sexually assualted , 61% of women physical/aggresively assaulted , 40% of women cyber sexually profiled but in total there is about 80% of women each day being sexually assualted) to keep herself safe or feel safe only when she has them. When the mom told the washington post about her assault she explained it as “disgusting”. When she explained in detail “she was tongue tied, embarrassed and frozen” while she was talking about it.The mother doesn’t blame the daughter, she wasn’t wearing anything provocative. Even though the clothing choice doesn’t matter. The daughter shouldn’t live in fear because someone is trying to sexually harassand or have sexual thoughts about them. The mother also explained that when she was younger she couldn’t let her own bare skin be seen by anybody she couldn’t feel the sun on her own skin without feeling uncomfortable. She also said that “men need to teach their sons to noit have sexual thoughts or cat call them when they decide to wear revealing things’ ‘. Even though clothing choice doesn’t matter. According to Claudia Luiz the writer of “ The Making of a Psychoanalyst Studies In Emotional Education”. She states that on a basic level , is objectifying women and their bodies. There is nothing positive of sexual administration women don’t ask to be sexual objectified. Men just think that we like that attention from strangers but we don’t. The way I think of it is they probably think they’re cool or slick with it or something while they do that. Women need to feel safe and not afraid. Claudia Luiz also states that “ we talk about sexual harrasment likes it inevitable”.
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