Defiant woman gets a “You fucking cunt” response

Like most young teen or twenty-something women I get verbally harrassed on a regular basis. Now, I am no shrinking violet. I walk with my head held high and if I am attacked I will always fight back. Unfortunately the douchebags I encounter are pathetic cowards. They never give me the chance to confront them (probably too scared to actually face the wrath of a 120-pound girl), but prefer to yell their abuse from the safety of a moving car, leaving me little to do in return but fantasize about shooting them with a crossbow.

Last friday I was crossing Bank street near my friend’s apartment building when a car slowed down in front of me long enough for a passenger in the back to yell some unintelligible insult at me. Since they sped away after (and I didn’t have a crossbow), all I could do was stare them down and give them the finger. As it was, they got caught at the next light long enough to notice my small act of defiance. When my harasser realized that I wasn’t just passively taking his abuse he began screaming such charming comments like: “You fucking cunt! I’m gonna fuck you in the ass you bitch”. Had I been closer I would have been only too happy to inform him of the unlikelihood of this outcome (possibly with the helpful use of a brick). As it was I just continued to flip him off as he drove away.

The above is only the most recent attack I’ve endured. I say attack because as far as I’m concerned any act that dehumanizes me is an act of violence and should be treated as such. I chose to write this post because I want it be known that being attacked simply because I am a woman is unacceptable in a civilized society and I want to say publicly that I refuse to be intimidated or bullied into silence. Whether through my words, my gestures (or a crossbow…kidding. Sort of.) I will always remain defiant.