I was waiting at the bus stop today and the guy standing next to me offered me a cigarette, so naturally I accepted. After I smoked it I said “thanks” and before I knew it this huge, old guy had cornered me in the bus stop and was asking me to kiss him. I was terrified but managed to stutter out “no”. He laughed and said “I’m just kidding” but what the actual fuck. How was I supposed to know if he was kidding or not? I was still scared out of my mind and quickly headed to the other end of the sidewalk. My hands were shaking.
This was just a regular day, 10:30 in the morning. It’s so fucking ridiculous that women have to deal with this bullshit no matter where they are, what they’re doing, or what they’re wearing. If you think that a woman can “prevent” harassment or assault, you’re a fucking idiot because the only way I could have prevented it would be to not leave my house this morning and not go to the only bus stop that would take me to my destination.