It’s usually on a deserted street, or in a parking lot suddenly devoid of people, or on a crowded train when something scary can happen that will shake a woman.
Maybe it’s a few words crudely complimentary, delivered with an overtly sexual tone. Or maybe the words are just downright vulgar and even tinged with violence. Is it possible the touch was accidental? Was his hand brushing your backside or was it someone’s coat as they passed?
Your mind may try to rationalize the words, the staring, or the touch, but your body reacts differently. Your heart races as adrenaline floods your veins. Some may call it instinct or a fight-or-flight reaction. But the only thing you care about is putting as much distance between you and the threat as soon as you can.
Then, as you analyze your situation, you see a sympathetic face on someone willing to help. And that help can save your life. Reddit is full of stories as a “thank you,” to random strangers willing to reach out to keep others from getting hurt.
Here’s just one and in her own words.
The OP went on to say she wanted to do leave a review of the bar to let other women know it was a safe place.
Others thought that letting management know was a good idea.
This user added a great suggestion.
The world is filled with good and caring people who way outnumber the creeps. Still, always be aware of your surroundings, especially if you are alone. The creeps are out there.