I experienced street harassment the other day.
Because of where I've lived (the middle of nowhere) and how I've lived (like a recluse), street harassment has been uncommon for me. I'm not used to dealing with it. However, I've spent enough time among feminists on-line that I've heard it discussed and dissected. I've learned about other people's experiences as they've shared their own stories. I know what street harassment is and how it works.
Thanks to you, when it happened to me this week, I was prepared for it. I recognized it and understood it. Before, it would've completely unnerved me and sent me into an anxious tailspin. Instead, it was, in the moment, something of a non-event.
Thank you, feminists.