By asking women and men what they do on a daily basis to protect themselves from being sexually violated, the video highlights the myriad strategies that women are socialized to employ in an attempt to protect themselves. Men, by and large, do not think about the threat of sexual violence in their lives, nor do most men, on a daily basis, do anything to protect themselves from such a threat. This is not to say that men are never raped or assaulted, but to highlight the realities of a culture in which women, but not men, are systematically targeted for acts of sexual aggression.
Great video. Additionally though, we should look at how these strategies increase for trans* folks and the LBGT communities as well people of color.
watching those men made me feel bitter and kinda resentful, I have to admit
FUCK I want to go on adventures. I want to be able to leave my house whenever I want without being scared. I want to be able to not worry about or think about being sexually assaulted.
I was fucking jealous of those men who could say that. Especially the ones who looked like they’d never even thought about it before
The ending made me feel a little better, though. Everyone who speaks against feminism or denies rape cultures exists should watch this.
dear men: when you are using public transit please close your fucking legs. i do no want to nor should i have to in anyway feel your body against mine. your spread eagle legs should not be pushing against my legs, forcing them together. if men insist on taking up three fucking seats they should have to pay three fucking fares.
i’ve honestly had enough of this shit. this isn’t a trivial issue. this is a big fucking deal. it is an issue of male privilege and space. women are not even allowed to take up enough space to take up our own fucking chair without disgusting fucking male limbs pushing into our personal space. i am fucking sick of this shit. dude, your balls aren’t that big. your legs aren’t gonna squeeze em together. ahhhhhhh just move your fucking legs. i hate you.
- Casey Jean.
get the fuck out of my space, little boy, before i punch you in the face.
CLOSE YOUR FUCKING LEGS.
I always take up as much space as I can on public transport, without being downright rude. Especially when a guy sits down next to me trying to take up my space, I just push him back. I’m using this fucking armrest; my legs are spread enough that you can’t put yours into my space.
One of the worst things about riding public transport: having strange men pressed up against you because they think they need an entire goddamn country for their dangles.
STOP TOUCHING ME.
GOD SERIOUSLY IT’S SO FUCKING FRUSTRATING
also, number of times I’ve gotten my ass groped on a Rutgers bus this year: 3. the fuck.