Harassers don’t care if you’re sad because you just broke up with your boyfriend

Yesterday I had to ride the bus home after dropping my Jeep off at a car repair place in Santa Monica. I was with my son walking back home on Sunset Blvd when a truck drove by screaming and yelling yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh Baby… It was disgusting not only because my 17 year old son was walking right in front of me, but I had just broken up with my boyfriend of 2 years and I was feeling so horrible at that moment.

I didn’t feel sexy, I didn’t want to be cat called at. It made me very upset because it doesn’t seem to matter what your day may be like men feel that they have the right to scream at you and upset you even more than you were already feeling! I don’t usually take the bus, but my son commented to me after the guys were screaming that, Mom, this sort of thing would happen to you all the time if you took the bus.

I believe that to be true and I feel so sorry for all the women who have to go through this! It is not right! We have the right to walk the streets without being harassed in this manner!

– Tanya Salcedo

Location: Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA

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One Response to Harassers don’t care if you’re sad because you just broke up with your boyfriend

  1. Golden Silence says:

    It made me very upset because it doesn’t seem to matter what your day may be like men feel that they have the right to scream at you and upset you even more than you were already feeling!

    These men don’t care. We’re just there for their viewing pleasure. They don’t care that the “sex objects” they’re catcalling at are really women with complex feelings and emotions, and we deserve to be able to feel those emotions without dumb men hollering at us.

    I’m sorry that happened to you.

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