Street harassers annoy us, anger us, humiliate us, and scare us…and when they’re harassing us from behind the wheel of their car or truck, they can also be dangerous.
Usually they prove dangerous to others through their distracted driving (e.g. hanging out windows or yelling stuff at us while they’re driving, spacing out and stopping suddenly because they’re staring, etc), and they’ve even killed women through their carelessness. For example, three years ago as two women were walking home from work, men harassed them from a truck. The driver lost control of the vehicle and both women were hit and one was killed.
One of the popular Allstate “Mayhem” commercials even portrayed the danger of driving street harassers. However, I took issue with it because instead of labeling the man driving and crashing the vehicles as mayhem, they labeled the woman jogger whom he stares at as the problem.
When you deal with street harassment a lot, it can be hard to find any humor in it, but watch this gif and you’ll see how a driver brings danger upon himself when he leers at a woman walking by. I bet you’ll laugh, or at least smile!
If only that happened to more of them, maybe they’d stop.
(Thanks, @jet_set for the gif tip.)Share on Facebook