TRIGGER WARNING: This comic discusses harassment, sexism, rape culture, and toxic attitudes towards women and femmefolk. It includes examples of slurs, harassment, and quotes from sexual offenders.
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This is the longest comic I’ve ever done and it’s a monster and it took me forever and I never want to draw again.
Ok, that’s not true.
I used to take a certain route fairly frequently, a couple of times a week. And there were these two guys who were almost always hanging around on the sidewalk, and they’d always talk at me:
"Good seeing you again"
"Looking good, red!"
(I had red hair back then)
And I thought I didn’t care so much, but then I found myself altering my route, or feeling stressed, knowing I’d likely encounter them again.
I took the same route with a guy once, and they were there, and they said nothing. But next time I was alone, it started again, and that said it all.
Fuck those guys. It’s my sidewalk too.
1: Amy Poehler “I don’t fucking care if you like it”
2: Quotes from sexual offenders from… (I read through this shit and it’s terrible awful terrible stuff)
- Interview in “Rapists’ accounts of their motivations, levels of premeditation and target choices: Some Trinidadian and Tobagonian data”
- Reddit thread, 2012
- “Rapist files” - a book
3: Bystander Intervention