wanted to post on facebook but also didn’t want to alarm my family or anything. i’ve been harassed a lot recently (last week a man followed me off a bus, last night a man grabbed me in a metro station and kissed me, men shouting and saying things every day). in every case bystanders haven’t intervened or asked if i was ok or anything. feels like i’m still pretty terrible at dealing with it when stuff like this happens despite having had years to come up with good comebacks and the confidence to tell someone fuck off. still find myself being kinda polite towards harassers and even smiling and apologising sometimes
obvs these are people who are never going to read or engage with anything people like me say on the internet. share anything helpful or supportive you have to say or your own experiences if you want to, e.g.