The campaign to end “street harassment” is an ongoing war on males, particularly males on the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder. Mumia Ali gives the downlow on what’s really going on.
The stereotype of the “strong Black woman” has some interesting consequences for Black men that play out in “street harassment.”
Author’s Note: There’s been a rapidly ramped-up cultural shift toward pathologizing male initiation of contact on multiple levels, starting with initial approaches to get women’s attentions. We are told that “street harassment” is not only culturally normative and epidemic but part of the “rape culture” continuum, emblematic of a wider cosmological worldview that men are […]