(Closed) what do you do about sexual harassment?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Where are you living with such high rates of harassment?

If you are in a crowded area (i.e. street, bus, etc) with lots of people around, I’d say if they are touching you/cornering you the best thing to do is in a loud voice (so people around can hear you).

Say something like, “Hey, stop touching me you pervert. Get away from me or I’ll call the cops.”

Usually just calling everyone else’s attention to it around you will embarass them enough to back away. 

If they still press on (or it’s a quite/secluded area) and you feel trapped, I think a slap, punch, or knee to the groin would probably be fine as it was in self defense. 

If you feel threatened and you can get away, then you can run from them, again yelling loudly for them to leave you alone to draw attention from others and scare them off.

A self defense class is probably a good idea as well just to help you feel safer.

Post # 4
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yes. You don’t have to wait until they touch you to defend yourself. If they’re threatening you, even if they say nothing and don’t touch you, but make you feel threatened, you can use physical force to defend yourself. I think mace would be wy easier, personally.

Post # 5
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

How awful for you.  This is unacceptable!

I would do 2 things.  1. contact the police through a non-emergency line and request resources for staying safe in your community 2. find or create a group in your community who will work together to tackle this issue…a women’s group, a domestic violence prevention group, neighborhood watch etc.  I think reaching out to others in your community so this doesn’t stay “your” problem. 

As far as self-defense goes, I dunno, do what you gotta do.   

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