Smashing the patriarchy in these combat boots! At least, that’s what I felt like doing this weekend.
I’d like to address the rude and lewd comments some people feel compelled to make when I walk down the street. This is not something I’ve had to deal with until very recently, perhaps because I look so young. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed a rise in these comments of late. Screaming a patronizing “Really?!” at my from your car, creepy staring, or asking “Hey sweetheart, where you from?” when I walk by is not okay. Hell no. And I received all those reactions while wearing this outfit yesterday.
This legitimately confuses me as what I’m wearing is not explicit or even that daring. Shorts, knee highs, combat boots, and a tee. Can you really not handle that? What happens when I step out of the house in thigh high boots and a mini dress? Even if I walked down the street wearing nothing, that does not give you the right to make inappropriate and unwanted comments, gestures, or advances.
I could go on about rape culture and how the patriarchal system has created this phenomenon, but I really don’t feel like ranting today. So for now I’ll just ignore it and keep on rocking whatever I want to wear.
And if anyone wanted to know, this awesome crop top is from Modcloth! One of the purchases I made during their Last Hurrah sale.