I propose on August 26 we take to Twitter with the hashtag: #IWillNotSmile to raise awareness about the street harassment women face on a daily basis. Standing against men who are:
Demanding we act pretty for the male gaze.
Demanding we smile and submit to their requests.
Demanding that we fake a smile to boost their ego.
Demanding that women’s sole purpose in life is to be pretty and serve a man’s ever need.
I’m sick of being harassed daily. I am sick of being told “smile” by men.
And on August 26, I need all the women out there to join me and tell the world why We. Will. Not. SMILE.
Please reblog this so we can begin a conversation.
UPDATE: I have created a FB page here. Please join, add friends and allies. LETS MAKE THIS A WORLDWIDE EVENT.