9-Word Poem Perfectly Sums Up Cat-Calling Season

9-Word Poem Perfectly Sums Up Cat-Calling Season
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Ahh summer — the perfect time to eat ice cream, wear light clothing and fend-off a constant barrage of street harassment from men. 

In 9 powerful words, this poem captures that brutal summer reality. 

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It's not technically a haiku, but it's definitely close. It was uploaded to Facebook by Kevin Nimbus Guardia on Thursday, and already has over 1,000 shares.

The message? Cat calling isn't about complimenting someone. It's about power and control, it's offensive and it's can be threatening.

No matter what a woman wears, whether it's ...

this:

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... or this:

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... or this:

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... or this:

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No one deserves to be harassed or hurt when they reject advances from men.

Stay safe out there this summer, everyone.

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Anna Swartz

Anna is a staff writer for Mic covering breaking news. She can be reached at aswartz@mic.com.

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