In case you missed the earlier post on street harassment, go check it out first please.
Then let me explain something to you – this week two women were violently attacked for rejecting the “overtures” of their street harassers. One of them died. The other one had her throat slashed and is in critical condition in the hospital.
So, to the geniuses who tell women to “just ignore it” or “enjoy it it’s a compliment” or, like the genius on CNN, “get tough” and “buy a gun” – this is what can happen when you don’t behave the way your harasser wants you to.
Do you get it now, why women actually feel unsafe and threatened? Strange men accosting me on the street is a real threat. I don’t know them. I don’t know whether they are unbalanced and violent or just an ignorant d***. So how about you just don’t? It’s incredibly simple to keep your mouth shut. So try it. And how about you call out other dude-bros too and get them to STFU too?
It’s really a simple thing we’re asking. Be a human being and do it.