Just Let Me Ride
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This week we've got another gem from the "anonymous gripes and grouses" section in the Letters to the Editor of the esteemed Weekly Dig:
Dear guy in the red hat JERKING OFF in Target
Yes, I saw you. WTF is wrong with you? I'm all for sexual freedom and the rights of people to do what they want with consenting adults and/or themselves. But come on. Time and place for things, huh?
PS: You could have chosen something sexier than that lilac-colored granny-looking bathrobe for your partner, receptacle, object d'amore.
"I think this goes to a public education campaign. This is not NYPD's fault, this is a culture that has been allowed to fester for generations." [source]Whether or not you agree with that assessment, we know that large cities aren't the only areas effected by the street harassment epidemic. But because of size and resources, thankfully, slowly, metropolitan areas and their governing officials are starting to discuss invasions of indecency in public space in a serious manner.