Earphone Wearing Asshole

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To the guy with the big earphones who told me to "smile" as I was walking by you on Barrington Street on Sunday: Fuck you.

The weather was beautiful, and I was enjoying my walk (before your comment of course), and I do not need to smile just for your pleasure. I would have rather you took those big fucking earphones off because they look hideous, but did I say anything? No. You know why? Because I minded my own fucking business, and I don't try to control other people's actions.

You think that just because you command it of me, that I should abide? You think that just because you would rather see me smile means that I should? Fuck you, what if I had just found out my dog had died, or I didn't get the job I was hoping for? Were you fucking smiling? No. I was enjoying myself, and I certainly don't need to crack a fucking smile just because you request it of me.

Men: Stop with this misogynistic behaviour. It is not cute, flirty, and it won't crack a smile on my face. It means you're commanding me to do an act purely for your pleasure, with no thought, consideration, or regard to my own needs.

So if you've ever walked by a woman and told her to smile: Fuck you too. —A woman with an opinion and a sense of decency

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