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Her Name Is Not 'Sexy,' But Men On The Street Still Call Her That. Here's What She Thinks.

Sometimes, I go out for a walk to get some fresh air, to buy groceries, or just because I feel like it. Sometimes, when I'm walking back home, my walk becomes something else entirely. It kind of becomes a battlefield.That's why I love this video. I can't think of a more poetic way to describe an experience that I've been through, that nearly every woman in the world goes through. If you're still not sure that this happens too much, please listen to the women in the video give us their names and speak out. And that camera angle that first shows up at 0:40? Perfect. When you get there, make sure you remember to actually step into their shoes.

I live in Washington, the state with the first official outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. While my family lives several hours from Seattle, it was alarming to be near the epicenter—especially early in the pandemic when we knew even less about the coronavirus than we know now.

As tracking websites went up and statistics started pouring in, things looked hairy for Washington. But not for long. We could have and should have shut everything down faster than we did, but Governor Inslee took the necessary steps to keep the virus from flying completely out of control. He's consistently gotten heat from all sides, but in general he listened to the infectious disease experts and followed the lead of public health officials—which is exactly what government needs to do in a pandemic.

As a result, we've spent the past several months watching Washington state drop from the #1 hotspot down to 23rd in the nation (as of today) for total coronavirus cases. In cases per million population, we're faring even better at number 38. We have a few counties where outbreaks are pretty bad, and cases have slowly started to rise as the state has reopened—which was to be expected—but I've felt quite satisfied with how it's been handled at the state level. The combination of strong state leadership and county-by-county reopenings has born statistically impressive results—especially considering the fact that we didn't have the lead time that other states did to prepare for the outbreak.

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