I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m constantly in awe of the grace and tenacity with which the women in my life endure constant harassing nonsense. I used to be sort of blissfully unaware of it, but now I can see it everywhere.

It saddens me to know how many strategies and tricks women need to share and keep in mind just to make their way through the world generally unharmed, but I am nonetheless grateful to those who help advocate for those strategies and do what they can to strengthen the overall well-being of folks just trying to live.

That’s the kind of story this Reddit user shared on r/TwoXChromosomes.

Part 1: The Abandoned Mall

Part 2: The Man in the Yellow Mask

Part 3: The Dollhouse

Part 4: Looking In My Direction

Part 5: The Realization Sunk In

Part 6: The Call Connected

Part 7: Thank You

The Follow-Up

If we can, it’s important to stop those who trouble us from doing it to others.

Choose Your Aisle

The only part of this comment that I might quibble with is that I’m not sure there’s such a thing as a “harmless pick up artist.”


It might just save someone’s life to keep this in mind.

Stay safe out there.

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