Street Harassment: Today a man took…

Today a man took a picture of me when I was in line for a gas station bathroom. I knew what he was doing and moved away and he pointed his phone camera toward me as I moved. Luckily my dad walked up. Not 10 minutes later 3 men showed up across the street where me and my younger sister had gone to eat and stared at us. I held eye contact, and he didn’t break it for upwards of 30 seconds. (Felt like forever.) I called my dad who didn’t pick up then my mom to make it look like I was reporting him. I was so angry. I hate that this happens to girls all the time and people are just complacent about it. I have stuff I need to do today but I am so angry. They scared my little sister. And I was scared too, but fear isn’t an option because I am the adult. I wish I could go back and tell them staring is rude. But I never want to experience that again. I have been harassed in the past and it is the worst feeling ever. My mom said I was probably just scared and felt powerless and that made me even more angry because it was true, but you can’t be scared in those situations.

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