Also known as a busta…

Olivia Cole is a writer based in Chicago. On her way to work this morning, she witnessed a group of women handling street harassment like bosses.

So ladies, next time some pushy dude is bothering you for your digits, just bust out a little TLC.

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Stop Telling Women

anything, really, but stop telling women to smile.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is an artist that started a project called Stop Telling Women To Smile, a street art project that addresses gender based street harassment. These photos are from the exhibit opening at Fresthetic in Brooklyn on April 12. All photos by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.

Check here for how people added to these wheat pastes. They are interesting. These were put up in Bed-Stuy on Thompkins and Halsey (near me!).

Women do not owe men anything. We do not owe you a smile, a “hello,” a “good morning.” My purpose of being out on the street is to go to work, to the grocery store, to wherever, not to entertain and please you. My face is my face and has nothing to do with you.