Street Harassment: I’m feeling…

I’m feeling bemused. Ever since the age of 13 (i’m 18 now) I’ve had random men shout abuse at me from their cars. I’ll just be walking down the street minding my own business and some guy will drive past and swear at me or make a rude gesture for literally no reason. On one occasion, I had 2 men throw sauce sachets at me. Another time I was sitting in the park with my then boyfriend and a gang of lads starting throwing water balloons at us. It does leave me to wonder what drives them to do it. Oh, you get some sort of gratification from verbally abusing a child who did nothing, do you? Is there not a more productive use of their time? The first occurrences they rightly really upset me, but it’s happened so much that now I just think “get a hobby!”

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