Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cat calls and comics

A few weeks ago, I went to the social sciences and humanities congress at Wilfred Laurier.  As I was walking from the dorm room to campus, someone honked at me for the first time in a very long time and this particular comic came to mind.

But thank you, whoever you were, for reminding me that as a woman, my body is on display and my worth is somehow tied to how many honks I get while walking down the street. 


  1. As a comrade in the region, I've seen the feminists in there face a really difficult task. That place is like Patriarchy: The Town.

  2. I did kind of notice that, but am at least amused by your title for the town. Is there a good leftist community and/or queer community there? I ask because there is a job prospect, but I am not sure how much I want to deal with constant catcalls unless there are strong movements within which to take refuge from The Patriarchy...