Street harassment has been coming to the forefront of the national conversation for quite some time. The debate goes as such: Most women say they really don't like it. The men who do it say they are really just paying a compliment. Here's what's wrong with that philosophy.


Sure, some dudes say street harassment is just "saying hi" to a "pretty lady" — that it's cordial and part of a polite society. And hey, if the lady finds him pretty too, maybe they'll go out and fall in love. Here's to finding your soul mate, right?

Saying that catcalling someone is a good way to meet a woman? This comic pretty much proves how that's a load of horse dookie.

For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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