Anti-Street Harassment Quips

Via Jezebel, I learned that Women’s Media Center tweeted a pic of this great tank top with no link to where a person could buy it:

I dug around a bit and also couldn’t find a shop, so I was considering just making one. The design is as simple as it gets, after all, but even so, I didn’t want to steal someone else’s design. I was chatting with friends on Twitter about this and we realized that @ologies would be highly capable of creating a cool typographic anti-street harassment design, considering that she has already done all this cool stuff.

By chance just before posting this, I noticed that someone had responded to Women’s Media Center with a link to what appears to be the original creator of the “Million Miles” tank (though it looks like the original quote may have come from this Tumblr, IDK), so there it is if you have $27 burning a hole in your pocket. I wonder, though, if we could come up with another fun anti-harassment phrase that we could force @ologies to create for us?

Leave your (original!) suggestions in the comments. If we end up doing a tee/tank with your phrase on it, we’ll send you a freebie and you’ll be Internet famous for a day! At least.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon mstdn.social/@rebeccawatson Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky @rebeccawatson.bsky.social

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    1. Harassment from men in Beemers is way scarier than from ones in crappy cars. You just know that the man in question has enough dough to get away with murder.

      1. I don’t know about that. Most people I’ve known (all men!) who have had Beemers weren’t that rich. It’s like the car people buy when they want to LOOK like they have enough dough to get away with murder, but in reality they are just leasing it and can only just make the payment every month.

        Also, is it just me, or are Beemers like, all ridiculously ugly?

        1. Agreed. Also, a lot of people at the low end of the market buy second hand BMW’s cos they last a long time.

          1. Yep. People who have enough dough to get away with murder tend to buy nicer cars, or not-so-flashy cars because, well, they probably didn’t get rich by being overly flashy.

      1. That made me laugh. (I’m not an astronaut, but I am an astronomy grad student, so sadly not something I could wear to work*.)

        * Well, I probably shouldn’t be wearing t-shirts that say ‘fuck’ to work anyway.

      2. YES PLEASE. I would pay lots of money* for this.

        *where lots of money is defined as Not Too Much Because I Go To College and That Shit is Expensive

  1. I don’t think I can out-do Melanie. My head seems to be more mean-spirited: “SMILE! I’m recording this for @EverydaySexism!” “I can afford a lawyer.” “You are a illustrative warning to others.” or “I’m embarrassed for you.”

    I need to find where my wit went. I want something like Rachel Maddow’s protest judo to turn any come-on/leering into an affirmation of my values. Hrm…

    1. I don’t actually think referring to his pole is a good idea, but I have been trying to come up with a magnet-related line ALL MORNING

  2. I don’t know if heaven’s missing an angel, but Massengill is clearly missing some inventory.

    1. Most of these have been making me smile, but this one made me pause for a second to think and then bust out laughing. You win all the internets.

  3. My all time favorite was from The Rose:
    “If your dick is as small as your brain, then you really have a problem”.

    Trouble is many of the good ones can’t be worn at work.
    My wife has one that just says “You Wish” and that is handy in a lot of situations!

  4. I don’t have anything original, but I do have a t-shirt that says, “Despite the look on my face you are still talking.”

  5. 10,000 internets to anyone who can spoof “Is that shirt felt?” I’ve been trying all day.

  6. Not pun-licious like Melanie’s, but a few years ago, a friend made buttons with, “What part of Fuck Off don’t you understand?”

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