These Tweets Prove #NoWomanEver Enjoys Being Harassed or Catcalled
This weekend, women punctuated their tweets with the hashtag #NoWomanEver to show the dreadful street harassment they regularly face and to attest that no woman ever enjoys being harassed.
It all started with a 37 year old named CJ who goes by the Twitter handle Miss Black Awareness. She created the hashtag after an encounter with a man at a local CVS store who she says blocked her from the cash register after she ignored his advances.
Outraged, CJ took to Twitter:
"He blocked me from walking to the register when I was ignoring him in CVS and we been together since that day!" -NO WOMAN EVER— Miss Black Awareness (@ImJustCeej) June 18, 2016
"He asked for my number, I declined, so he yelled 'DAS WHATS WRONG WIT BLACK BITCHES' so I reconsidered. We been happy since!" #NoWomanEver— Miss Black Awareness (@ImJustCeej) June 18, 2016
"I was on my lunch break, and he said 'Oooh, I bet you waaaayyy more delicious than that salad' so I gave him my number" #NoWomanEver— Miss Black Awareness (@ImJustCeej) June 18, 2016
"He randomly walked next to me down the street for 5 whole minutes. I admired his tenacity and knew he was the man for me" #NoWomanEver— Miss Black Awareness (@ImJustCeej) June 18, 2016
Women on social media jumped in on the conversation after seeing CJ's tweets, using sarcasm to express their everyday experiences with harassment. We gathered 12 of those tweets that prove #NoWomanEver enjoys being catcalled or harassed.
"When he looked at my daughter and said, "You make kids who look like that? Next one is mine," I knew he was the one" #nowomanever— jamilah lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) June 18, 2016
He honked at me while I was walking & yelled out the window. I liked the way he wasnt afraid to tell the world about our love. #NoWomanEver— Imani Boyette (@ImaniBoyette) June 18, 2016
I found it so flattering how he catcalled me, then followed me to the train during my 8 AM commute that I rewarded with a date. #nowomanever— Sam Escobar (@myhairisblue) June 18, 2016
"He blocked me from getting in my car in the parking lot at night & demanded I give him my #. I just knew he was the one" #NoWomanEver— Lolita Jackson (@lolite_a) June 18, 2016
I was a lesbian, but after he told me that I was too pretty and that he could change my mind, I couldn't help myself! #NoWomanEver— ShinyBlackGirl (@ShinyBlackGirl1) June 18, 2016
I am thoroughly charmed by this complete stranger telling me to smile! #NoWomanEver— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) June 18, 2016
I was on the fence when he kept talking about my body, but I definitely got his number after he said I was ugly anyway #nowomanever— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) June 18, 2016
"Being screamed at from cars while I walk home has always made me feel safe, it's nice to know there are men that care" said #NoWomanEver— Rebecca Warnes (@Rebecca_Warnes) June 19, 2016
"He said I couldn't possibly be trans because he's attracted to me and now I'm cis and we're married with 5 kids," said #NoWomanEver— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) June 18, 2016
At the grocery store, he told me he liked my melons more than those on sale. He was obviously a chef; I invited him for dinner. #NoWomanEver— ☔️ April ☔️ (@ReignOfApril) June 18, 2016
I knew he was husband material when he tenderly pulled down his window and made a loud barking noise. #NoWomanEver— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) June 19, 2016
He followed me into my building after yelling at me for blocks. I realized then he was the man for me and let him into my apt #NoWomanEver— Lil Freedia (@antinewblack) June 18, 2016
Photo Credit: Miss Black Awareness / Twitter