07/19/2013 11:24 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What We Wish People Would Say To Us On The Street

Whether it's sexual innuendos, comments about specific body parts or the occasional frustrating "Hey honey, why aren't you smiling?," practically every woman has experienced some form of unwanted public attention. In fact, studies confirm that anywhere between 70 and 99 percent of women will experience street harassment at some point in their life.

That's why this awesome illustration from Norma Krautmeyer posted on Blush and Mumble -- which observes what people never say to women on the street -- resonated with us so much.

street harassers never say

Many great organizations are working to end street harassment, but until everyone learns that women want to go about their daily lives without hearing "Hey, sexy, looking good today" on their walk to work, it's uplifting to dream about a world in which we could hear "Hey supergenius!" or "You look very serious about your career," instead.



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