I hope your mother/girlfriend/sister/friends/everyone asks what happened to your nose. I hope you have to explain that you thought it’d be funny to joke with your friend about raping the drunk girl across the street. I bet you didn’t think that the girl who was walking in front of you would turn around and punch you in the face. You’re a filthy piece of shit and I don’t regret this at all.
This same lovely lady posted a follow-up story to go along with this:
I was walking home to my apartment. Bars had already closed, so the city was fairly quiet. Two guys were walking behind me, both looking to be a bit older than myself. I was only a few steps ahead of them when I heard them making calls to the girl across the street who was obviously intoxicated. She quickened her pace and didn’t respond. One of the guys was obviously put off on this and said, “Fucking cunt, I’d take her into the back alley and show her what I’m made of. She won’t even see it coming”, and then proceeded to laugh.
And then I turned around and punched him in the face.
I don’t regret doing it, though I do understand that there are other ways that the situation could have been handled. At the time, however, what he said as a “joke” also seemed very much like a legitimate threat.
The blog post was for myself and for my friends. I wasn’t expecting it to explode in the 6hrs I was at work. I’m not telling people to go out and hit “everybody who offends you” (though many of you are believing that was the point). However, I do believe that serious action needs to be taken towards rape culture.
1/6 women and 1/33 men will deal with sexual assault in their lifetime. Making jokes or threats because you think they’re “funny” is not okay. Punching someone isn’t okay either, but it happened.
much love an respect.
Can I just hug her? Legit.