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I never really thought about harassment as being a problem for me until a couple of years ago, but since then I have become more and more aware of the ridiculous things people say and manage to get away with. So I just wanted to share an everyday snippet with you all.
So I’m 6’2” and I get a lot of comments about my height, and it’s something that I’ve always felt quite uncomfortable about, even though I can’t really do anything about it. Something that quite frustrates me is that every time I go out, be it to a pub, club or even just down the street, people feel the need to inform me of just how tall I am, like I don’t already know.
I’m so sick of when I go out for a drink, guys say things like ‘Oh you must be wearing heels or something, I’m definitely taller than you’. They’ve also made bets on whether any of their ‘crew’ were taller than me, and an assortment of other calls including ‘must be hard for you to find men’.
But recently I met a particularly foul-mouthed young fellow, who kept talking to me whilst I was sitting at an outdoor table with my friend. He kept showing us his chest tattoos that we didn’t ask to see, repeatedly informed me that a pretty girl like me could ~never~ be taller than him (he was about 5’5”) until I stood up, at which point he proceeded to say ‘oh no, that doesn’t count, your shoes have slight platforms, anyway you should just get to my level’. He also kept repeatedly informing us that we ‘had’ to come to his house, ‘or I mean like, I could come to youse girls’ place, that’s fine, whoever has more drinks hahaha’ and telling us that ‘I don’t even like blowjobs man, I would rather give you (pointing directly at us) eighteen orgasms before I even get any pleasure’.
Finally our message of ‘Fuck off mate we’re not interested’ must’ve sunk in after he realised we were sitting with another group of people, ignoring everything he said.