Every woman has likely had an experience – in a bar, at the movies, walking down the street – where a random male stranger has made her uncomfortable, at the very least. At the extreme (but not uncommon) end of the spectrum are the men that have made us want to run away or send a desperate text to a friend or loved one.
For men, it can be hard to grasp not only how prevalent these encounters are, but how women have even come to expect them when they go about their business alone in public. That’s one reason these tweets, and the women who were brave enough to share their experiences and face the backlash, are so important.
#15. My heart is in my throat just reading this.
#13. I wouldn’t have left my house for a week.
#12. Never too early to educate your kids.
#11. So much nope.
#10. Be there for your fellow ladies, gals.
#9. Talk to your kids.
#8. Good looking out.
#7. Another good example.
#6. When the people who are supposed to protect you don’t.
#5. When not even your dog is a deterrent.
#4. Trust your instincts.
#3. Making new friends is a bonus.
#2. Don’t hesitate.
#1. “Don’t worry.” Right.