From men staring at you on the underground tube for so long that you feel like you want to scream at them, to men secretly filming you on their phone.

New submission from Chloe

I am so fed up of not being able to fully relax when walking down the street. Its 2014 when is this going to stop?
From men staring at you on the underground tube for so long that you feel like you want to scream at them, to men secretly filming you on their phone.
I cringe whenever a van goes by or I go past a building site because every.single.time the men shout something, anything! They laugh at you and call you things. I don’t care if they call you ‘gorgeous’ it’s intrusive, distracting, and disrespectful when it happens so often and you are minding your own business.
Every time you have to pre plan what you’re going to do, ‘ok I’m going to look down and pretend to be on my phone as to look like I’m distracted’ or ‘oh no I’m coming up to a building site, i’m going to try and cross the road so i’m far away’ they still shout something.
You cannot casually go on a jog – no way! I no longer do it from being so sick of being shouted at by leering men when I’m just trying to get a bit of Exercise.
A customer twice stalked me when I’m at work, and a few other men have demanded my number and rudely stormed off after I have said ‘no’ about ten times and told them they were making me feel uncomfortable.
I have so much more to say and so many little stories but my real concern is… there is no way we can stop this. I wish we could teach these men to treat women with respect and leave them alone, but I fear there’s no way.
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