Monday, December 11, 2006


Plain old harassment is something I've learned to deal with over the years, I've never felt there was any effective recourse. (Until I found this site!) But what drives me into a raging fury is when men make sexual remarks concerning my ethnic background or skin color. Recently, while shopping at a local supermarket, a man told me that he wanted "some of that brown sugar" as he passed me in the aisle. I've been told various times by various men that sex with me would be much more exciting because of my ethnic background, that they have fantasies about my "naked brown body" against theirs, that my "ghetto booty" really turns them on, etc. Excuse me?
Women are sexualized for so many different reasons: hair color, breast size, intelligence. It's all disgusting. But I'm so tired of listening to this "jungle fever" crap because I happen to be a different color than them.



Walking home after dropping off some papers today... Didn't seem too excited to be walking out in the cold- you know the whole bit- cold December days in Corvallis... blah weather...Minding my own business I happen to look up and catch eyes with an approaching male. Nothing special and nothing wanted, I looked back down as I walked... though this irratated the male who had been checking me out while crossing from his own side of the MU quad to mine. Riding along on his longboard he decided to show me his disgust by flicking his cigeratte ashes in my face as he passed...
I don't know if it was full on street harrassment... but it was just a very rude interaction between one person and the next. I didn't appreciate it and I was just walking trying to mind my own business...