To be harassed…

Is to be stared at

            Leered at

                        Eyebrows waggled at

                                    Cat-called

                                                Belittled

                                                            Pestered for a date

To be harassed is to be told to smile

            Shake something

                        Show somewhere

                                    To be objectified

                                                As if you’re there for their viewing pleasure

To be harassed is to be followed                       

            Touched

                        Assaulted

                                    Forced into submission

To be harassed is to be gossiped about

      Slut-shamed

            Excluded

                        Isolated

To be harassed is to have graffiti written about what you did or what you are

True

       False

              Or exaggerated

To be harassed is to be made to feel uncomfortable

            Not desirable

                        Not pretty

Not complimented

                                                Not flirted with

Because of your appearance

             Outfit

                        Style

                                    Body type

                                                Gender

                                                            Or sexuality

To be harassed is to be devalued

            Not appreciated for your mind

                        Intellect

                                    Or personality

To be harassed is to not feel safe

            To walk down the street

                        Use the bathroom

                                    Go to school

                                                Be in public

To be harassed is not wanted

            Not a choice

                        Not enjoyed

                                    Never deserved

                                                And never warranted

To be harassed is to be disrespected

To be harassed is to feel like your existence is violated

To be harassed…Don’t harass because we are all people!

                                                               Me equals you.

                                                                   

                                                                                -Me=You: Sexual Harassment Awareness  

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