New submission: Liz’s story!

Just after finishing Rebecca Solnit’s awesome “Wanderlust: A History of Walking”, which includes a great chapter “Walking After Midnight: Women, Sex, and Public Space” with a history of violence and harassment back centuries, “Women’s presence in public becomes with startling frequency an invasion of their private parts”….I went for a walk before dinner – around 6 pm – along the Rideau River to the falls emptying into the Ottawa River and on my way back on Sussex Drive – just after I passed the Pearson Building (DFATD) a guy leans out of a car and shouts ‘I got the big dick!’. After a weekend of claiming the streets & public spaces – Capital Pride, People’s Social Forum – clearly ‘We’ve got each others’ backs !’

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