Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.
this is great and all and I do sincerely hope that everyone who is harassed is able to get the courage to do something like this and turn the tables on their harasser
not everyone is able to do this. not everyone can always be brave enough to loudly speak out when they are being harassed. I’d like to think I would be, but most of the times it has happened I’ve been so shocked that I wasn’t able to react until it was basically over. and I’m a person who usually has no trouble speaking up, it must be thousands of times worse and more terrifying for others with social phobias or anxiety disorders
also, this sort of thing sort of puts the onus on the harassed people to do something about their harassment. I’m especially talking about the story up there that mentions the girl who didn’t say anything about her molestation till she was off the plane. the way it’s phrased it almost seems like the op of that comment is trying to say they’re “better” than her because they believe they would speak out if it happened to them. this is the exact sort of thing rape apoligists depend on. “if you didn’t like it, why didn’t you say so? why didn’t you fight back?”
just some food for thought
The cast of The Lord of the Rings, everybody.
I tried to scroll past this…I really tried.
cast of the Academy Award winning Lord of the Rings trilogy
This will forever be the best picture to ever come from a movie cast.
“It’s an idea, see: You put the MCR right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.”
*breaks into your room in the middle of the night* HES SUPPOSED TO BE FUCKING PRETENTIOUS
Seriously, everyone making fun of this scene needs to read or re- read the book. He is pretentious, his best friend calls him pretentious, and this scene is almost word for word like the book. I’ve seen way too many jokes about the whole ‘metaphor’ thing and the people making them clearly have no understanding of the character of Augustus Waters.
this is the single most pretentious thing ive ever seen in my life im gonna vomit
ThAt’S tHe WhOlE pOiNt AuGuStUs WaTeRs Is PrEtEntIoUs