With all the conversations surrounding street harassment flying around the interwebs and such, its been almost impossible to have not engaged in at least three conversation about women in public spaces. Though some of the discussions have been very insightful and provocative others have been closer to the tune of “but why are you infringing upon men’s right to speak to women?”
Just when you thought the battle would be won by the #NotAllMen and the “I’m just being nice” armies, This Week In Blackness correspondent Elon James White started the #DudesGreetingDudes hashtag.
#DudesGreetingDudes is an insightful look at just how “harmless” all the “hello’s” and “hey beautiful’s” truly are by highlighting what these compliments would look like if men said them to other men. If all the encouragement for women to smile and engage in random conversations with strangers is as innocent as apologists claim it is then there should be no problem with men saying the same things to random male strangers they cross paths with. Take a look at some of the best #DudesGreetingDudes tweets from the past few days.