I was waiting for friends to go see a movie when an older man eyed me then walked over.
“Would you like to hear a joke about the movies?”
“No, thank you.”
“It’s clean, you could tell your mother this joke.”
“I normally don’t tell my mother jokes I heard from strangers.”
“Well, there’s this-”
“There’s no way I’m getting out of this, is there?”
I walked away. I instantly felt ashamed that I hadn’t just heard him out, that I should have done the “nice” thing and let him tell his joke. But then the shame was replaced with the rational though of NO! I don’t need to listen to STRANGE MEN tell me CREEPY JOKES.
Don’t let your socialization that you should be “nice” allow you to submit to unwanted advances and harassment.
Submitted by HG on 8/16/2011
Location: 11th and E St NW@E Street Cinema
Time of harassment: Night (7:30P-12A)
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