I came across this article the other day and couldn't help, but think about the ways human beings treat each other. And question, WHY?!
It reminded me of a day shortly after I had CT. Keep in mind CT was a preemie, born in December which meant I had to be really careful of where I took him and what I exposed him to and I pretty much lived through cabin fever for 3 months.
Once he got to be his birth weight again, I started taking him out more and one place we would often go was to the mall because I could walk around in a warm area.
As a new mom, I didn't get all dolled up; I probably had on minimal makeup and my hair was most likely flat and straight that day, but who cares, right?!
The man at the lotion kiosk - that's who.
You know those kiosks where the people come out and taunt you into trying/buying their junk? They want you to get your nails filed or your hair straightened or whatever... Well, the man wanted me to try his lotion. I kindly declined.
(I was very conscious of what I put on my skin since I would be touching my son + just didn't want to take the time appeasing him when I knew I wasn't going to buy something.)
He quickly responded:
"No wonder you don't have a boyfriend."
Huh?! What?! Had I had the energy or desire to even deal with this guy I would have stopped and given him a piece of my mind. Had he been working at a legit store, I would have called the manager immediately. But, I was honestly so flabbergasted I didn't even know how to respond. Really?!
I know not all men cat-call, not all men would ever say something like that so it's not fair to say "men are pigs" or anything like that. But, it's crazy to me that this woman is getting some of the feedback she's getting - how is this considered a compliment? Why is this ever okay?