Tag Archives: Travel

Summer

Talking to a ex-boyfriend who’s now a friend and we catch up via text often. I was telling him about my travels in Asia and how I was enjoying them but looking forward to going back to Australia because of a variety of reasons including I feel more discriminated for being a women in some Asian countries than at home. To which he replied “That’s weird that you have to worry about discrimination as a woman” To which I was so shocked and said whichever country you live in every woman could probably write a book about discrimination they have received and it occurs everywhere at work, in public, school, restaurant etc. Which was followed up with “Why so shocked? Maybe I’m just used to normal countries where women have it easier :P” Women have it easier!? I mean I am lucky to be from a country where women legally are treated as equals however they does not stop every day sexism in comments like this. They hurt me so much because people don’t realise how sexist and offensive it is. It’s a privileged male attitude which cannot understand what females go through every day. Just completely upsets me and tries my patience

Bevel

So my sister(aged 20) is planning to go on a short holiday to another country on her own. My mum is terrified and dosen’t want her to go alone(understandable). It’s just kind of sad that she can’t travel to another country on her own because she’s female and might get raped or kidnapped. #girlproblems

HJZ

In 8th grade we went on a trip to Costa Rica. Some of us kids were walking around later at night (guided by a teacher of course) and almost everywhere we went there was just random guys catcalling us and saying unwanted shit to us. We were 14! I think there was only me and my friend who were girls and like three boys. I remember a guy meowing at us. At the time we found it funny, I remember saying “wow how’d he know I’m a cat lover?” But now I think it’s just sad that that’s completely normal and ok there. Smh

HJZ

In 8th grade we went on a trip to Costa Rica. Some of us kids were walking around later at night (guided by a teacher of course) and almost everywhere we went there was just random guys catcalling us and saying unwanted shit to us. We were 14! I think there was only me and my friend who were girls and like three boys. I remember a guy meowing at us. At the time we found it funny, I remember saying “wow how’d he know I’m a cat lover?” But now I think it’s just sad that that’s completely normal and ok there. Smh

Roast queen

I went on trip to Alabama walked out of my hotel in sweatpants and a huge t-shirt only to have a guy turn to his friends and blatantly say: “damn she’s so sexy” I proceeded to make a big show out of walking in front of them and double taking at my outfit and then looking at them “I slept in this” (they already looked pretty startled that I approached them but I’m proud of myself for that sick comeback)

Morgan

My husband and I were traveling abroad for work. When we’d reached India, we had to go through immigration and have our passports stamped. I was in front of my husband and went up to the officer who refused to acknowledge me. Instead, he asked to speak to my husband, as if I couldn’t speak for myself. I wonder if I was alone if I’d be allowed entry.

Lauren

I was buying a plane ticket for spring break. Through purchasing and checkout, there were pictures of “air hostesses” with low-cut or tight clothing pictured on every page. The worst was a full body shot of a woman from behind, twisting around to face the camera. Her hand was so close to her mouth it looked like she was biting her thumb. But the picture was most definitely just a way to show her ass off. Three other pictures followed in a similar vein, but were from the waist up. I hated having to buy from Air Berlin, but I had limited options and was on a budget.

Yuki

When I was about 20 I planned a solo backpacking trip to Vietnam. My parents (mainly my mum) talked me out of it, due to their fear that as a “slim, attractive” young woman I wouldn’t be safe unless accompanied by someone else. My mum spoke to literally everyone she could think of and got them to back up her argument. I had chosen Vietnam after researching how safe it was to travel as a solo female, but no argument I put forth mattered. I gave in and agreed to go on a trip somewhere else with my mum instead, as I felt guilty that they would be so worried about me if I were to go ahead with the trip. I am sure that if I were a boy they wouldn’t have felt the need to talk me out of travelling alone.