Cat-called While Biking
I was just setting out for a long bike ride which I was really looking forward to. I was feeling really good about getting out and exercising and the weather was beautiful. Unfortunately, someone thought it would be a good idea to shout at me and tell me how good I looked on the bike. The thing is, I’m not out there for anyone else’s pleasure and telling me that I am degrades me as a human being. I went from feeling excited, proud, strong to feeling like I wanted to shrink away, only worth something for my body. I wish people understood that cat calling doesn’t make ANYONE feel good and totally devalues them as a person. Next time I hope I’ll have the courage to tell my harasser that.