As a runner, I cannot even begin to count the number of times that I have been cat-called, shouted at, or otherwise bothered while training. And it doesn’t matter what I’m wearing – I’ve been shouted at while wearing a sports bra in the summer and while wearing piles of warm clothes in the winter. Regardless of the context, each and every call diminishes the sense of empowerment I get from running … is that all I’m worth?
Optional: What’s one way you think we can make public places safer for everyone?
Step one is is to stop normalizing this behavior.
Location: Country roads
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