May posted this on Facebook the other day.
I think that this is a good place to start to create change.
It goes without saying that I love my daughter and I think that she is incredibly smart and also, a badass.
Lately I've made a pact with myself to stop laughing and smiling when men say stupid things that offend me. It's hard, because, well, we do this, right? Ladies? So tonight, when a man was trying to flirt with me on the phone during a pick up order while I had a line in front of me... I asked for his phone number (as you do when taking a call for take out) and he talked over me, asking me my name, saying "So, are you a student here in town? " I said, "I'm a 40 year old married woman. Now can I please have your phone number, sir? " He gave me his number, the man at the front of the line gave me the best smile, and I felt great. No flirting, I have people I need to serve. A bonus: when he came in he looked like Colonel Sanders. Douche Colonel Sanders.
Douche colonel Sanders cracked me up. Please tell May I love her and am joining in her pact.ReplyDelete
Thumbs up from Ohio.ReplyDelete
That is so brave. I still have the the thought that I should be a good and polite little girl. The sad thing is, I bet he walked away and called her a bitch. In our world that is what strong independent women are. Bitches. We can win.ReplyDelete
Atta(40yearoldmarried)woman. Great role modelling for the younger people around you too. There is zero reason to feel you have to take that shit.ReplyDelete
I'm really proud that my husband once kicked a guy out of his shop for saying gross sexist things about a young woman in the queue in front of him. The guy was utterly surprised, but I hope he learned something.
May is THE BEST.ReplyDelete
Bravo! I'm joining her, too!ReplyDelete