I decided to go to my public library and as I was on my computer minding my own business there were two guys who looked between the ages of 17 and 19. One sat next to me and he kept glancing at me and I felt nervous and uncomfortable. Next to him was his friend who said, “Don’t look at her, she is ugly as hell.”
So hearing that really pissed me off and I ignored it because I knew if I would have responded the way I was thinking about responding, physically, I would have been arrested and charged. I told the librarian as soon as my session ended and she went and talked to them and I feel like they should have been thrown out the library because I don’t know these bastards and they just randomly sat next to me and began harassing me for no reason. I have never spoken a word to either of them, but they felt they had to comment on my appearance. I felt angry, powerless, and disturbed because I honestly felt like fighting both of them. The sad part is that I am put in the position where I can’t safely defend myself.
Location: Troy, NYShare on Facebook