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.
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
"I had gone away from Twitter because before people had been so mean to me. Talking about my lisp and my enormous forehead and all these things. I do have a lisp, I do have a forehead I know you could land a plane on, it’s no mystery to me. I just didn’t have the skin for it. And then when American Horror Story happened people so loved Lana Winters and I felt it was a little safer somehow. And I really like to tweet my fans back when they say nice things. Because I sort of feel like they’re the ones who keep things going on. And I never in my life have felt so protective of a character [like I did of Lana]. I really cried like a baby at the end of the shooting. I didn’t want to say goodbye to her. I kept my little Lana pin [that I wore on the show], the little “L.” Which I decided was for labia, lesbian, Lana." - Sarah Paulson
DO YOU GUYS HAVE THAT ONE FRIEND THAT DOESN’T THINK SHE’S ANYTHING SPECIAL BUT SHE’S BEAUTIFUL AND FUNNY AND WITTY AND EVERYTHING AMAZING THAT YOU COULD EVER WANT IN A PERSON BUT SHE DOESN’T SEE IT AND YOU JUST WANNA TAKE HER AND SHAKE HER AND SCREAM IN HER FACE ALL OF THE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT HER JUST SO SHE WILL APPRECIATE HOW ABSOLUTELY LOVELY SHE IS
someone could be thinking this about you right now you never know
Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one!
#the third gif honest to god makes my heart speed up#because we know how allison was raised how she grew up#thinking that she always had to be perfect she was NEVER allowed to make mistakes or slip up or be a normal girl#and throw into that she now knows about her family about what her family does and she’s trying to make up for that#be the perfect girlfriend to your werewolf boyfriend#but she slips up anyways#insinuates he isn’t normal#and it’s wrong and it BOTHERS her because she isn’t allowed to make mistakes#and she isn’t allowed to make it seem like there’s anything WRONG with him#that she’s anything like her family#and you see this all over her face in the third one#and you see scott#who is just#who is just so blindly fucking in love with her that the idea of her not being perfect#of her offending him#never even crossed his mind#but her sees her#he knows her#and he leans in to press his face to hers to remind her that it’s okay#that he knows what she meant#that she doesn’t have to walk on eggshells or perform or be CAREFUL with him#that he’s her safe place to come home to not the judges she has to perform for#his love for her and his understanding of her family and his acceptance of everything she is#it could power a city#and you see the exact moment when she remembers that it’s okay#that this is scott#and that she doesn’t have to explain herself#and i am devastated via (x)