But, you’re not alone and these responses to Jameela Jamil’s tweets are proof of that.
The star of The Good Place tweeted that she was shopping with a friend when a man made advances at her. She told him she had a boyfriend and thanked him, but the situation quickly escalated into one of harassment.
(copy of Tweet):
Tweet by Jamil
Was out at the shops with my friend. Man ogles me. Man then approaches me to give me his number. I explain I have a boyfriend but thank him for the offer. Man then threatens my career, saying I better remember that I rejected him. And then Shouts at me that I’m low class…
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Jamil tweeted about the time she said no to a man when she was 19 years old and he assaulted her. “Being a woman is truly, constantly scary,” she added.
Women began sharing their experiences of similar instances.
I work as a server. I will say I am married to which the most common response is, “So?”. The more cavalier say” I’m not jealous.” I am a paunchy, middle age woman who is wondering when I will be old enough that this crap will stop.
When I was serving, I had a decoy engagement ring. It’s gross how often “no” wasn’t good enough, but “I’m engaged” was. It’s even grosser how often “I’m engaged” WASN’T good enough.
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