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I was out with some friends grabbing a drink when a man came and sat directly in between my friend and I.
Unimpressed with his pick up lines, we started talking amongst ourselves and ignoring him. He tried to spark more attention by wrapping his arms around the two of us and telling us that we were his girls for the night.
My thoughts; firstly, I’m no one’s girl- I’m my own woman. Secondly, your breath reeks of booze and I could think of a million things I’d rather do than keep this conversation of ridiculously sexist comments about what he wanted to do with us going. We all ended up leaving the bar because a bunch of his friends thought they would join the table too.
Weird thing is, if one of his friends said something, anything, to let him know it was too much or apologized to us, we would have been completely up for meeting some knew people. I don’t know why people think it’s a turn on to be sexist, but it isn’t working. For everyone’s sake try common courtesy!
When I was in 8th grade (a couple of years ago) there was this guy who was obsessed with me. He wouldnt leave me alone, he would look down my shirt when I was on the stairwell, he just made me feel uncomfortable. Then one night he was chatting me on facebook and he told me how messed up his life was. Not knowing what to say, i told him i was sorry i didnt know how to help, and he responded “i want you to say you will go out with me.” i told him no, and he threatened to kill himself if i didnt.
Regardless of how you may feel about the “sexy ________” costumes that are worn by many women on Halloween (or the Saturday before it), it doesn’t give four men in a green Chevy Blazer the right to yell, “Nice ass!” to every single female they drive by.
An honest documentary on the reality of street harassment, and how women are made to feel in certain parts of Brussels. (English subtitles)
I was standing waiting for the bus at the bus stop and the guy walks up to me. Starts asking me if I am a model and if I have money. Kept asking me how he looks. Touched my shoulder a couple of times. I decided to get on my phone with my mom to try to get him to stop interacting with me. When we got on the bus he started doing it to some other girl.
I missed the bus after my late class. which was the last bus for another two hours. I decided to walk the three miles home on a Friday night. as I passed one of the bars a man and his friend walked passed me then decided to yell in my face hi! and when I didn’t say it back they got more aggressive with their language. I was 500 feet from my apartment so decided to continue to ignore them and get home as quickly as possible.
Join us to talk about how we can fight street harassment!
When: Monday, April 16, 4:30-6:30
Where: Sullivan Gym Multi-Purpose Room, University of Southern Maine Portland Campus
What: A workshop about street harassment and how you can respond!
Call 780-4169 to pre-register (pre-registration suggested, but not required)
Free for those affiliated with USM, $5 for community members