New submission : Erin’s story!

One summer night I was walking home in the dark from visiting friends. It wasn’t particularly late, maybe 9:30 or 10 pm and a group of guys walked by me and one of them said to me, in a pretty aggressive tone ‘If you had bigger tits I’d fuck you.’ This happened when I first moved to Ottawa, a few years ago. It made me feel really uncomfortable and unsafe and I cried a bit on the way home. It made me feel self conscious and ashamed and disgusting for being a woman. I called my friend when I got home and told her what happened, and she laughed. Of all things. She thought it was funny that someone would say that to a woman. I didn’t think it was funny at all and I wish that people would consider the impact that their words have on people.