Don’t you dare comment on her tattoo. Better yet, don’t even look at her, you knuckle dragging beast. Melissa A. Fabello of the blog Everyday Feminism gives us a glimpse into the horror and mistreatment tattooed woman face in today’s “patriarchal society.”
National Review explains:
“There’s a new form of harassment out there, according to the Feminist Internet: “tat-calling,” which is basically when a man comments on a woman’s tattoos. “I was frustrated and uncomfortable that I couldn’t just go for a simple walk without being left alone, so over the course of 40 minutes, I tweeted (using the hashtag #tatcalling . . . every tattoo-related catcall I received – just to prove a point about what a day in the life of a tattooed woman out in public in a patriarchal society feels like … One guy even literally stopped to show me his tattoos.”
The poor thing.
Fabello goes on to explain that people are welcome to ask about her tattoos providing they follow a particular set of rules for discussion. How are we expected to know about these rules? Who knows? Perhaps the same way you and I found out about the secret menu at In-N-Out.
If an someone “politely excuses themselves for being interruptive and asks me if I’d be comfortable answering a few questions about my tattoos because they’re thinking of getting one and are curious, I always (very kindly) oblige.”
Last but not least, don’t you dare pay her a compliment. Bunch of chauvinist pigs.