Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.
If someone is doing something that makes you uncomfortable like this, you do not need to be nice. Swear, kick, scream, make the asshole cry. You don’t have to nice, be as rude as you want
Once, a group of guys simply yelled “Hey” to me to get my attention as I walked by, and I yelled back “Hey, how are you doing?” in a loud, confident voice. They were so taken aback that they backed off immediately. I didn’t even give them a chance to be rude or harass me. And if they were truly being friendly, they could’ve kept talking to me.
Even if the person isn’t being rude yet, but only making you uncomfortable, act confident and strong even if you’re scared. They’ll realize that they should not continue bugging you.
(Source: nothingbutobsessions.tumblr.com\, via bisexualsteverodgers)
This is a gif of Misha in the middle of talking about the fact that while he built his house he lived in his backyard under a carport and had to shower with a hose and go across the street to the library to use the bathroom for about two years because that was all he could afford.
I just want to say this: For someone who has constantly had so little in his life, the fact that he became someone who gives so much and loves so much and inspires so many is amazing.
i have just recently realized the life this man had before when i found out he self harmed i seriously curled up and cried because several reasons he gave me hope second of all i just wanted to travel to the past and hug him and tell him that one day he would be an angel and he would go somewhere in life when and have millions of fans and be famous and that it would all be okay and just sit there with him because i know that thats all that i want and i just i loved him but now i just LOVE HIM because guys he made it he srvived and look at what he became he became him the misha we know the happy bubbly misha with a great personality and i just can fucking even hes so great
This makes me feel…
In life, the people with little or who always had little tend to give what they have, even if they have nothing, because they know that their is someone out their who has less. Those people in life that give everything they have to better someone else’s life, even if that means that they are left with nothing themselves, in the end are truly the angels and the light of this dark and corrupted world.
okay seriously I’m crying now. This is beautiful and sad.
I love him so much, even more now that I know what he’s been through. Yesterday I saw this post and I didn’t read it all the way through and I kinda regret that a little. Going from where he was then to where he is now is a beautiful and amazing opportunity, one that so few get. I’m so glade he is happy now and is the beautiful, funny, crazy Misha we have today. As far as the self harm goes, I feel like he can relate to so many of us that deal with that every day. He understands because he’s been through it. I, personal, have never put a blade to my skin, nor will I ever think of it when I feel I should again. I did what Misha did once with a pen on my arm. Wrote out every word I felt I was, every word I was feeling, and it nearly broke me. This man, this one man, gives me so much hope in my life. Because he went through it, he beat the odds and now is doing something nearly every day to give back. To me, he is truly beautiful, inside and out. I really wish there were more people like him in the world. I really do.
it upsets me that literally all I can say is I’m in tears. Cause this is truly damn beautiful and emotional and it means so much. Not only is Misha truly wonderful and has been through so much and look at where he is now. It’s amazing and inspirational. That it should also make you realize all of you are. All of us. It shows that no matter where you are at or what you think of yourself you can truly make the best of life and be amazing. We are all beautiful and I think that’s something that Misha would like everyone to realize.
Wow I never knew any of that about Misha….how inspiring to see what he has become!
It’s this exact reason that I have such a deep admiration for him. He is my hero and inspiration to be a better person. I relate to him on so many levels and he is a true role model. I love him, not like I lust after him, but I truly and deeply admire and care for him.