Hey Baby?

14 Jun

We all know the set – up. It’s been a long day at work and all you want to do is run home and kick your feet up. Your hair is a mess and you are exhausted. Then you hear it:

Pssst. ‘Scuse me Miss, can I talk to you for a minute?”

Or you’re on the way to the supermarket for some milk, and you walk through a crowd of men and you can feel the five sets of eyes run up and down every curve and crevice of your frame.

This show has been going on forever, but now women are speaking up about it. Men are becoming more and more disrespectful while women are becoming less and less patient.

I ran into this article from The New York Times. It’s a video game review for a game called Hey Baby. This game is a basic spinoff of any shooting game at a movie theater, where men approach you and say a bevy of things – from semi-sweet to absolutely obscene. You can either shower them with love or shoot them. A bit extreme, the bigger picture here is that women are so overwhelmed daily with the snide remarks and men. The game is very creepy, so play at your own risk.

More seriously, though, a friend of mine posted a link on Facebook the other day about a documentary by Tracey Rose specifically about Black women walking down the street. I was just discussing this with my boyfriend the other day – about how much I hate walking down the street – so I find this documentary incredibly interesting.

How do you ladies feel about this? Men, care to defend yourselves?

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2 Responses to “Hey Baby?”

  1. Latasha June 17, 2010 at 1:53 PM #

    I’d love to take a crack at this game! There are way too many times in my life that I’d like to shoot a-hole pervs… This can totally help release that stress build up! lol

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