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A local story I can share was a friend of mine, 16 at the time, was riding on a SunTran bus when another passenger decided to begin touching his genitals while staring at her.
Every time someone has ever called me the ‘F’ word out on the street!
I was walking down the street near Congress and Stone when a man came up to me and tried to hump me, saying he wanted to have sex.
I was actually walking back with my boyfriend from a successful Take Back the Night event when a big red pickup raced by, full of about 5-6 guys, who hooted and honked, before I yelled a resounding “fuck you” with my middle finger raised. However, they did it right back. I can only describe one of the men; [redacted] and built, probably just a bit higher than me and with a very short buzzcut, white tank tucked into darker pants.
On the shuttle to my class, I heard two guys talking about girl’s butt. She was sitting right next to them.
I saw a boy walking by a girl flip her skirt up and then walk away.
Tucson had a busy week last week and we’ve got a bunch of links around for you so we’re going to do a round of links today and another round this weekend! We’re waiting for our pictures (of which there are a ton) to do a final write-up of everything we did last week.
SNICKERS Australia – The now-infamous Snickers Australia ad that has people talking across the world. No one is exactly sure what Snickers intended to say with this piece of advertising – in fact, the debate on any video link is vicious and lively. What we are sure of is that if they were trying to say that ‘men’ should be better…they didn’t quite accomplish it.
TUSD Transgender Bathroom Change - In a surprisingly liberal move, the Tucson Unified School District voted to update its non-discriminatory policy to include gender expression and identity. What does this mean for students? Some schools have ‘boy’s’ bathrooms, ‘girl’s’ bathrooms, and unisex bathrooms – students can choose the one they most identify with! The mandate is making waves with proponents and detractors – read more here.
Arizona Transgender Bathroom Change – TUSD might have made strides this week for transgender bathroom use but Arizona at large seems to have done the exact opposite. SB 1045 has been in the works for over a year and is backed by Rep. Kavanagh. The original version of the bill would have made it illegal for a transgendered individual to use a bathroom different than the one of their original birth sex. The new version protects business owners who want to implement their own measures on private property – read more here.
So much happening on the web this month? Something’s in the April air…
HOLLA and out,
Chi & the Team
Someone made a rude remark about my legs when I was walking to class.