Sweetheart, those women in the photos chose to wear skintight clothes and boob-popping tops in PUBLIC. Creepshots only show what you would see in public.
That kind of attitude of it being socially acceptable to stare, photograph, catcall, whistle, holler at, comment on, touch, grab, follow, or make any other unwelcome advances to anyone on the street is why I fear for my life everyday.
Women don’t wear tight or revealing clothing for you or public opinion or admiration. The fact of the matter is that women’s clothing fucking sucks. It’s uncomfortable and rarely fits to anyone’s natural body shape which leads to things either being too loose or too tight. Leggings and yoga pants are one of the more comfortable articles of clothing a woman can buy. They are not worn for admiration, but because they are comfortable and don’t restrict natural leg movement like jeans do, but also allow movement that skirts would also restrict. Also, if boobs are restricted too much, it physically impacts a woman’s ability to breathe. It is also nearly impossible to find form fitting shirts that can easily cover everything without being weirdly loose in some areas or too tight in others. If you do not have boobs, you do not know these issues. However, anyone should be able to wear whatever the fuck they want because it’s about them and their personal decision. It’s demeaning and oppressive to think that these clothing choices women make are for public admiration, just as it’s disrespectful to assume that someone would simply be flattered because they were deemed sexy enough by the creeps of the internet. Furthermore, if these shots were simply about showing what you see in public, they would be candid photos of every style, race, ethnicity, gender, and every other possible form of self expression you could find. The vast majority of shots being posted are women’s asses, which instead is just sexually demeaning and demoralizing to these women who, more than likely, did not know and consent to these images.
frequentfeministidiots asked: You sound veryyyyy paranoid, you know the chances of a man jumping out of a bush and raping you are very very low?
On average, over 207,000 people are sexually assaulted annually in the United States. That’s about 1 person every 2 minutes. Source
In just women, approximately 302,091 were victims of rape in a 12 month span, and 1,913,243 were victims of assault. Source
1 in 6 women have been victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. Source
I have been yelled at, groped, whistled, hollered at, photographed, and stalked all by men on the street or in public areas. I was forced to move because of a stalker who left items outside my front door and would show up sitting in his car parked outside my building. I have close personal friends who have been sexually abused multiple times by both males whom they thought were friends, and strangers. I was also forced to change my route to school because of a group of men who would sit outside their building on a daily basis stopping women in the street to grab, hug, and kiss them.
It’s not just an uncomfortable fear, it’s a daily reality.
& if you need more proof, here are the stories of millions of women across the globe that experience the same issues in their daily lives. The Everyday Sexism