I was waiting for the bus with a friend. A car driven by an old man stopped by to ask information about a street. I gave him this information, then he said ‘Do you enjoy sex?’. I was very embarrassed and I didn’t know what to say, then I realized that this man was asking me where he could find sex workers. Then he asked, ‘Does your boyfriend make you come?’
I had the strength to ask pointedly, ‘Do I have to call the police?’ and he left.
It was awful to stay silent, neither my friend could talk, we were speechless.
Optional: What’s one way you think we can make public places safer for everyone?
We can’t shape minds already poisoned by rape culture, but we can teach new generations to treat people with respect.
Location: Bus stop
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