It's certainly interesting to be part of a this generation in comparison to my mother's generation. My mother comes from a very old fashioned religious family from the south. When she hears that I have been hit on in disgusting ways, the response is usually "were you wearing your hooker makeup?" To me that is an absurd answer as it is blaming me, the victim. When I really think about it though, that generation was TRAINED that it's our responsibility as women to dress in a way that won't make us vulnerable to men like that.

I am grateful to have the awareness of the next generation to know and feel confident that regardless of what I am wearing, I deserve respect and to be treated with basic human decency.