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New submission from Sayuri
It was just this morning that I went to a supermarket because I had run out of breakfast. On my way back a guy I had to pass by looked at me and started to make comments about me/my outfit being so sexy.
I had made up my mind about such situations quite a while ago and am usually not frightened to…well… hollaback. I remembered possible reactions to this kind of behaviour as I had read a lot of articles about it and therefore didn’t need time to think about an answer. So I was like “Excuse me ? What did you just say to me ? That was interesting, why would you say that to me ? In public nontheless ?”
He was looking at me, almost undressing me with his eyes and replied “You’re so sexy”.
Maybe the guy was on drugs or whatever, I don’t know and I didn’t care, I just kept confronting him:”Again, why do you say this to me ? Don’t you think this is offending ? Don’t you think I feel harassed by what you said ??”
He was like:”I..uhm I don’t know…”
Well, if I hadn’t been late already and needed to hurry to work I’d have said more, but like this I just finished off by telling him:”You should stop harassing women on the street ! STOP.HARASSING.WOMEN.ON.THE.STREET !!!!!”
Then I turned around and left.
If I had had my phone with me I’d have taken a picture. If I had had more time I would have verbally kicked his a**. But in any case, I was glad I confronted him. Even if he does not change, it changed a lot for me.
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