I’ve been encouraged by the recent outcry against misogyny that’s fallen under the umbrella of #YesAllWomen. Here’s my #YesAllWomen story, which originally appeared on my Xanga in November of 2005.
Last night I went into the city for a concert… I was intentionally looking pretty hot for the occasion. As I was leaving, this young guy at the bar smacked me on the butt. I turned around and said, “that was inappropriate.”
He replies, “Come on, you know you wanted it.”
To which I quickly and firmly reply, “No, I didn’t.”
I was very proud of myself. This was definitely one of my best feminist moments because I was so on the ball and direct.
I’ve been composing this post in my head for about a week now, but I’ve struggled to post it because I keep wanting to qualify the story in some way. I’m going to resist the temptation to do so now.
*Excerpts from my Xanga that I posted on during my senior year of college and first year of graduate school.