This list is by all means non-exhaustive. Women everywhere could add thousands of points to my compilation of things women have to worry about. Some may see this as complaining about small things that women get nervous about, but in truth, it's a harsh, scary reality for much of the world's population. It's a call for women to use their voices to speak for change, and a call for men to lead the way in instigating that change. I pray every day that one day, I will live to see a new world where women can live in peace, without fear.
2. Older family members
7. Being Alone
Getting from point A to point B in any city without a male present is actually terrifying.
15. Literally any kind of clothing
Sexual harassment happens, period. No description of clothing choices needed.
22. Not having an opinion
23. Their own bodies
24. Public Transportation
"Accidentally" bump into me one more time, sir, and I will lose it on you.
29. Social Media
30. Physical Touch
As much as many women want to be able to enjoy a friendly hug or joking nudge, there's always that question in the back of our minds, "Will he stop if I tell him to?"
31. Saying no
33. Dimly lit areas
Women going miles out of their way to walk through areas with lights is a real thing.
38. Going outside
39. Dating sites
Don't even get me started on why Tinder is the actual worst for women. It seems like at least half of these men are lying about their age, identity, and worst of all, their intentions.
40. Dating in general
43. Being nice
Ah, yes. The breeding ground for toxic masculinity, unwanted advances, and people in charge doing absolutely nothing about it.
46. The news
48. Standing up for themselves
Heather Heyer. Caroline Nosal. Janese Talton-Jackson. Lisa Trubnikova. Mary Spears. All women that were killed for saying "no" to advances by men.
51. Direct Messaging
Having a public Instagram for publicity reasons comes with consequences...like receiving completely unsolicited comments and photos. No one needs to see that...