SuperRavenRay’s story: “THIS IS STREET HARASSMENT, MOTHERFUCKER.”

I am proud of the way I handled this. I think if more women fought back and spoke up about this general, pervasive act of violence against us, less of this abuse would happen.

Earlier today, at around 10am, I went to clean off the windows of my car in preparation for going to the beach since they were so dirty, I couldn’t see. I was wearing a bikini tank top with short shorts but that is neither here or there.

I then heard coming from the Ralph’s store unloading dock area someone saying, “Hi”, and then cat calls and wolf whistles. I told them, “You need to respect women!” That is when I heard them call me a “Bitch!” I then walked over and confronted them and said that they need to respect women and to stop thinking that they are entitled to act like animals cause of what a woman wears and that they have no right to bully us around if they think we have “loose morals”.

Wanting to report their behinds to their company for calling me a “Bitch”, I ran back inside, saw their truck was parked next to a red light, and, next thing you know, a guy got out the truck, got in my face in a threatening manner, threatening to hit me – the entire time the tape was rolling – and felt he could intimidate me because of my 5’4, 100lbs frame. Because I was trained in Tae Kwon Do and in hand to hand combat, I stood my ground, I didn’t buldge and I let the film roll because if I were to run, that would show weakeness, a tactic a lot of women use which makes things worse since bullies and aggressors are only scared of aggression being thrown right back at them and so when you run, you show signs of weakness, which is what makes you an easy target since that is what predators like.

Interestingly, he also made racial epithets in terms of putting me down for my hair texture and calling me “manly looking” which further shows sexual Harassment and abuse is about male domination, bullying and control and not about “compliments” because if they felt I looked like a man, why approach me in the first place!?

So the cowardly Bastard jumps back in his truck and go. Fortunately, I got THIS incident on tape. I have a feeling he will be losing his job!

I felt great standing up to this Bastard. I am quite certain this is not the first time he did this but it will be the last with me because maybe he’ll realize some women will fight back and not put up with his Shit! I think if more women stand up to these fucks like I did, less of this would be happening since they do it to bully women since they feel we are physically inferior and weak so they feel we won’t fight back!

Unfortunately, most women don’t as when I spoke to a lady on my block about it, she said, “I would harass you to if I were a man and saw that body of yours”. Goddess, help us!

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  1. way to be strong.

    what an awesome example.

    here’s to more women finding their strength.

  2. Katharine says:

    AMAZING.

  3. JimJam says:

    Kick ass! Well done,not sure if I’d have the same bravery in that situation, but he was certainly running scared underneath the macho demeanour. Good for you!

  4. Angelika says:

    Thank you for doing this!

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  6. Lillian says:

    I’m incredibly proud of the way you handled it as well. If more women did it this way, it would make a difference.

    You made it clear that the hooting was a power issue, you stood firm when he confronted you and, and the cherry on top, real-life consequences to his actions – good luck finding a job buddy, maybe next time you’ll think twice before you harass a woman.

    I’m going to pick up kick boxing and lose that women-are-naturally-weaker mentality.

  7. Sherrie says:

    RavenRay, Aaron, Katharine, JimJam, Angelika, Lillian-and, educated guess here— others whose contributions I will read on the site:

    Wow.
    Fortunately I have a mindset of ‘it’s never too late’.
    Although I hail from a time where those lame mindsets about females were being challenged and even turned upside down– we weren’t out of the dark ages yet. We’ve heard it alot:Social change tends to be slow.
    But a brave new breed, which you represent, does not accept a crappy status quo. The rest of us benefit, spread the word, and feel blessed to have lived long enough to see some of social evolution.
    “BTW”,when I recently responded victoriously to the verbal inappropriateness of an Ex, it left him unprecedentedly speechless. –admittedly not one of your most dramatic anecdotes. But hey.
    My point: Thanks for leading a long overdue charge!
    I mean, I’m holla (-ing) back!
    Stay well, all.

    Sherrie (grew up during the famous 1960s)

  8. Lou Johnson says:

    “THIS IS STREET HARASSMENT MOTHERFUCKER!” You are my actual hero.

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