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New submission from Lydia
I called out a creepy guy in his mid 20′s. Dreadlocked hair, all dressed in black holding a binliner on his knee. It was on the Northern Line today (7/12/12 4:30pm) between Moorgate and Bank as he was leaning against the woman beside him, muttering abuse and trying to stroke her leg. The most disgusting part of this is that people were watching this and finding it FUNNY. Probably because he was being so blatant and had a pathetic scruffy look to him. I had to squeeze by the guy in front of me to approach them – he was laughing at it too despite the woman looking frightened and trying her best to pretend nothing was happening.
Me: Stop that right now, its disgusting.
Creepy asshole: Mind your own business (looking uncomfortable)
Me: (To the woman) is he bothering you?
Creepy Asshole: Mind your business bitch.
Me: I’ll make it my business as long as creeps like you threaten women!
———then my stop was due sadly and so had to high tail it off or risk missing it. And personally I feel great! We’re socially conditioned to be passive/ quiet/ to MIND OUR BUSINESS in situations of abuse, so it felt great to speak up – especially on behalf of another^^ Glad I had the courage to do it! I hope the lady is OK too.
Please PLEASE if you see abuse happening/ if you experience abuse then speak up and put a stop to it, you owe it to yourself to defend your rights and it is the most empowering feeling!
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