With the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp initiative, it's becoming increasingly apparent that we girls need to have each other's backs - and trust me, when girls stick together we are practically invincible. So, when a woman shared her experience of another girl helping her out of an uncomfortable position, a lot of other ladies totally related.
guy: ...just one drink— Amna (@AGlasgowGirl) January 20, 2018
me: no thank you
guy: come on it's just a drink
me: look, i'm sorry I just want to read my book while i wait for my bf
guy: what ur bf doesn't let you have friends?
random woman: Clara? Hi! *hugs* (whispers) u ok?
women are great
Started a convo with an "old friend" who was being harassed by a guy at a cashpoint the other day. We gotta stick together! Great to read your story! Shame the guy didn't get it - a no is a no! 👐— Jo (@JoLiveLoveLaugh) January 21, 2018
This happened to me before when I lived in San Francisco some guy was in my face trying to get me to talk to him and buy his cd lmfao this random girl came up to me, hugged me, and saved me❤️❤️❤️— .°☆.。.:*・°☆.。 (@danielledreamz) January 21, 2018
I always try to be that girl in public situations, whether I know the person who is uncomfortable or not it’s always so appreciated for someone to (kindly and respectfully) step in sometimes. Bless that woman.— hannah paige (@haniepaige) January 22, 2018
I was on a busy sidewalk in a foreign country waiting for someone when two men had me pretty much cornered, and two women stopped to "window shop" behind us. When the men finally left, the women approached to tell me they were just watching out for me to see I was okay.. ❤️— haley blakely (@haleily) January 22, 2018
The post also sparked a conversation on how men could do the same for women they might see in an unwanted situation.
Any advice on how men can do similar without also coming across as creepy/invasive? My go to is a 'dude back off you have been told shes not interested' but it can cause people to get aggro which could be a problem later in the night..— Sleepypirate (@BunkoPirate) January 21, 2018
waaaay back I had a guy intervene by saying "hey, gf is looking for u, she wants to know if ur good to go" which i really appreciated. Or even something like "hey! so sorry i'm late you ok?" It's all in the eyes and tone. Nice of you to ask :)— Amna (@AGlasgowGirl) January 21, 2018