"Of course, the ultimate moment of being Female in Public comes when a woman, deep in thought, is told by a strange man to SMILE. (And this happens only to women.) Gentlemen, let’s get this straight. There is no part of my body that belongs to you, not even my facial expression."

From a devastating essay from Laura Lippman, author, about what it’s like to be a woman in public. (via mustangblood)

(Source: emilyvgordon, via sirelle)