By Elle Stanger (January 23, 2019)
I asked a man to stop bothering the three women at the table across from him while they were trying to eat; he was asking about their work, clothing, and the final straw was when he asked if they wanted to date his friend or him,
They were giggling and trying to shut down the conversation but obviously didn’t want to be “rude”
So I leaned over and said “hey can you leave them alone, they didn’t come here to talk with you — they came here to eat”
and he told me I was probably a feminist
and I told him he’s acting like a misogynist
and then he called me a cunt and a bitch
and then I asked him if he puts his hands on women also or just acts entitled in public,
and he told me to shut my mouth
I asked him if he’s a rapist too
And said that I will remember his face
Then four other women from another table came over and said they would kick his ass if he kept calling me cunt
He did not finish his food and he left quickly,
Then the women at the original table thanked me for intervening, and all eight of us nodded and thanked each other for looking out for each other.
…and then we all stared at the door for the next 10 minutes in case he would reappear with a gun like some typical white angry male who was just rejected and embarrassed because he was acting predatory in the first place kinda shit.
Anyway, this is why women usually stay silent when they feel uncomfortable.