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An employee at the Wendy’s on creekside lane asked my friend and I if we were strippers multiple times because we payed with ones.
I felt I had to share this story because of the ridiculousness of it. I’m used to stares and calls while I walk my dog around my neighborhood. This particular time someone cat-called me a few times. The part that made it laughably ludicrous is that I was holding an enormous bag of my dog’s poop at the time. Classy.
I was on my way to the bus stop when I noticed this guy was following me. I walked faster but then so did he. After a few blocks he ran up behind me, slapped my behind, and kept running. He was a little too rough. It hurt for like a good 30 mins. About a week later I saw a flyer about a guy sexually assaulting women in the area with his description. Pissed me off. I hope he got caught. I wouldn’t know cause I didn’t report him. I should have though.
A great video from Columbus’ own Olivia K. James.
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While walking through the hallway at a public education institution I work at, I saw a female student approaching me and walking in the direction of the restroom, from where I had just come. The power had been out for several hours and the water in the restroom sinks was not working. I inferred the student may be on the way to the restroom so as polite gesture I let her know the water was out and she may want to bring hand sanitizer. She stopped and said “Actually, I came out here to tell you you’ve got a nice ass,” as she suggestively looked me up and down. At a loss for words, I just nodded and walked quickly back to my office. I will admit that I was taken by surprise being hit on by a girl. As a cisgender, hetero female I have misguided myself to believe that harassment is something in which only men participate. Wrong! Harassment comes in many forms. I am a young employee and am often mistaken as a student, but regardless of my role, the student’s actions could qualify as a violation of our student code of conduct. I wish I had taken time to tell this person that their compliment made me uncomfortable but I was so surprised that my mind shut down. Bottom line: not all harassers are male!
A homeless man I haven’t seen before just came into my work and asked for money I said “sorry can’t” he then asked for water and I’m not going to deny anyone water who’s outside on a 91° day so I gave him water. He then smacked his lips at me looked me up and down I gave him water and told him to get out. He proceeded to walk around the glass pane and kept making kissy faces at me I motioned him to leave with my sternest face. He is wearing a green jacket and very tan skin. Don’t give him $.