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.
#don’t even get me started on how sad I find this bit #’mum you were there but you didn’t know me’ #’and while you were a total badass and we hit it off right away I missed you knowing me’ #’so I needed to see you pronto’ #’didn’t even bother changing out of this stupid outfit’ #(‘oh who am I kidding I still look ridiculously hot’) #’because I missed you and I missed Dad and I need both of you right now’ #’and then it won’t hurt anymore because it’s okay now’ #’Not that I’m going to tell you any of this mind you’ #’because you’re sad and messed up over the Doctor’s death’ #(‘And because I wouldn’t tell you anyway’) #’So let’s just focus on that right now’ #’And I can tell you secrets that will make you happy again’ #’And then everything will be okay and we can all be happy and stay a small happy family for a little while’ (via warmspringrain)
All these mermaid posts are fantastic and all, but you know what other half human creature I’d like to see?
Chubby pony centaurs.
Big buff Clydesdale centaurs.
Graceful deer bodied centaurs.
African centaurs with zebra or antelope bodies.
Native American centaurs with Appaloosa and pinto horse bodies.
I did the thing.
Gonna do a full-size upload later
Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing
but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work
and they super do not see the irony in that