“It’s just locker room talk.”

It’s just catcalling, when a guy lingers his eyes along the lines of your body. It’s just groping, when a guy holding a beer can grabs and pulls you away from your friends, and you can’t run away because the ice has accumulated on the sidewalk in the middle of winter. It’s just friendly flirtation, when a guy repeatedly asks you out over emails at work and makes you feel uncomfortable to spend even a day at the office.

It’s like that sick, sinking feeling you get when you’re walking down the street minding your own business. Some guy yells out vulgar words about your body. Or when you see that guy at work that stands just a little too close, stares just a little too long. You feel uncomfortable in your own skin.

   – Michelle Obama


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