malorimaeva

I'm just a girl...

Who has decided to write a blog, instead of taking over all of my group texts to talk about the things I'm into.

Me Too

Me Too

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Sexual harassment and sexual assault have both shown up in my life time and time again.

At my last day job, there was a server at one of our restaurants who took a liking to me. At a company party, he kissed me on the mouth without my consent. In the following weeks, he asked me repeatedly to hang out and after numerous "no, thank you's" began aggressively harassing me and threatening me on Facebook. The owners of the company got involved, wrote a report, and filed it away in some drawer. The server kept his job and I continued to feel unsafe walking to my car at the end of the day.

Living in Chicago, I can't count the number of times my ass or tits were grabbed while riding the train to/from work or school.

A guy I had classes with in college was always incredibly kind to me. After I graduated and moved back home, I started getting a lot of drunk texts from him saying he always liked me and wished we could be together. When I let him know I wasn't interested, he blew up and posted nasty things online about being "Friend-zoned".

I've had vendors ask for hugs and dates.

An intern for a company I worked for once told me wished he could "bend me over the desk and rail me".

A guy I knew from class tried to overpower me physically when we were alone in my apartment. He kept saying he would stop if I would just "cuddle with him". I walked away with a ripped dress, bruises on my wrists and legs, and a newfound fear of being alone with a man who was clearly stronger than me.

I can't count how many guys have kept trying after I said "no" with responses such as "don't be so coy" or "you know you want to".

So, yeah. Me too.

 

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