I Don’t Need A Ride, I need Some Peace!

I was walking down the street, just needing to get away, needing some alone time. I brought my rosary beads with me, just to pray, because that’s the only way I get that kind of alone time. I was finishing up my prayers when all of a sudden, my concentration broke and I could feel someone slow down next to me. I started feeling the hairs on my neck stand.

“Need a ride, sweetheart?” The dude called out.

His voice jarred me and I just bit my tongue. I was afraid of starting something dangerous, so I didn’t call out. He drove off and left me angry. The peace I felt from my prayers was gone.

I go outside to pray because I need to be by myself for fifteen minutes. I can’t even have the right to pray by myself, simply because men view me as personal property. We need to do something about this.

Submitted by Katie on 7/14/2010

Location: Massachussetts and Macomb

Time of Harassment: Night (7:30P-12A)

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2 Responses

  1. anonymous

    My fantasy response, in your shoes: look around shiftily, as if to make sure no one is watching. Jog over to the car smiling as I pull a handgun out of the back of the waist of my jeans, jump in the car, point the gun at this guy’s head, grinning, and say “yeah, thanks for asking, now DRIVE, (insert expletive of your choice here).” Ah, wouldn’t it be so sweet just to scare the living daylights out of him this way? Would probably cure him of this need to harass women for life.

    My fantasy has no practical ending, of course! Sorry your private time was disturbed.

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