An appropriate way to say hello to a woman exercising

I thought I’d send something in that was a refreshing change. Today I was on my daily walk, a 3.5km loop by my house. I was on my way home, walking down the giant hill I’d already trekked up. I wear crop pants and a sports bra/tank top thing. Not revealing, but tight fitting. I was watching the cars go up the hill and a young guy in his car saw that I was looking over and he politely waved. Maybe he was just being friendly. Maybe he was looking. I am not interested in making “looking” illegal. It’s the leering and other inappropriate behaviours that are the problem.

It is refreshing to have experiences like this.

– Not Guilty

Location: Ontario

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One Response to An appropriate way to say hello to a woman exercising

  1. LS says:

    To me, when it comes to looking, it’s about the way it’s done. We all look at each other. It’s not like you can help noticing other people. However, there are polite, friendly, non-threatening and respectful ways to look and there are rude, critical, intrusive, threatening ways to look at others. Harassing men and bullying women choose the latter. The problem with harassing looks is the uncertainty of whether something worse is to follow. To me, certain looks are warning signs.

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