Public Food-Shaming Is The Insidious Type Of Street Harassment No One Is Talking About

July 23, 2014 2:17 PM

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Public Food-Shaming Is The Insidious Type Of Street Harassment No One Is Talking About

Of all the things you want to hear while walking to the subway at 11 p.m. on a Friday night, a man screaming at you for eating frozen yogurt on the sidewalk is not one of them.

It took me a moment to register that the “girl” the man was yelling at was me, a 26-year-old medium-sized woman leisurely strolling across town after a late-night stop at 16 Handles, armed only with a healthy serving of froyo and an assortment of toppings. Once I realized I was being spoken to, I st...

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