From:   rob hollander <lesrrd@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:22:30 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: Hot Chicks on Wall Street makes me fucking sick
 

Emma -- Your first two links didn't work for me. Is there another means to access them? I tried to google them by title but still no luck. It's these two:

Steven Greenstreet is the dude behind the Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street tumblr and video. That video has gotten a lot of attention — a lot of women and some dudes have been like “well this is fucked up,” and then some other dudes have been like “I don’t see what the big deal is, boys will be boys and what’s wrong with wanting to meet attractive women at a protest?”




On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote:
"It’s an example of women participating in public life — political, professional, social — and having their participation reduced to sexual objectification. That’s what happened here, nothing more, nothing less."

Yes, this exactly! 

And RJ, I imagaine the Safer Spaces working group and the Speak Easy Caucus (I heard a rumor that those groups merged, but I don't know if it's true) might have some answers.

On a more general level, it's *really important* for guys to call out other guys on acting skeevy or talking in a way that objectifies.  There's SO MUCH social pressure against doing so, but we've gotta break out of the mentality that the world is our 7th grade locker room.  



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Rob Hollander
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