This incident occurred back in January, but it just popped in my head, how much ignorant males enjoy terrorizing women. Im 25 now, and I swear things are getting worse and worse. I remember getting the “fuck you bitch” randomly when I was a teenager, but now things are escalating, especially when a woman is completely by herself. They will team up and gang up on you. This is supposed to make them look tough? Lol!
Anyways, I was on my way to College Park station, and I had to transfer at Lefant Plaza. As I was MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS and walking purposely, I saw three young teenagers looking at me from the corner of my eyes. I had my headphones on, but my music turned down low. As I passed them, one of the “sweet boys” leaned forward and says to me “You are HELLA ugly”. I did not break my stride and just continued to walk on. A s I got on the metro, I thought to myself, what kind of society is this? What kind of society is this that a woman, an innocent woman can be walking and a complete stranger can just verbally attack her? For what? What is the purpose? It is abuse, plain and simple and it is completely unprovoked.
Now if I had pepper sprayed him and then punched him in his mouth, I would be wrong right????? No manners, no respect, no regard for others. I guess this is the kind that is done to make women apprehensive to leave the house. I have been out several times and have overhead guys saying how I’m ugly and I’m this and that. I have also been out and had guys tell me that I’m beautiful. Both are unwarranted because I am not asking for anyone’s damn judgment.
Submitted by anonymous on 5/22/2010
Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment or assault you would like to submit? Just click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.