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Being Alone, Barber, and Come Over: therealraewest A guy just came to my house while I was home alone to ask if I was single why are men like this therealraewest Okay yknow what I'm gonna soapbox for a hot minute When I was in high school, a man who l'd thought was the parent of a school friend followed me out to the grocery store parking lot greenhouse where I worked. It was dark and late, and it was me, alone, in a chain link enclosure with one exit and a register full of cash. He called me up to the fence and asked if I wanted to get dinner, or go dancing. I was scared and shaking and told him no several times, and he only left when I falsely said I had a boyfriend. I was very aware that if he were to come over the fence, or just wait at the exit until I eventually had to leave, I could do nothing about it. When my hair was very short, a hairdresser sent me to the barber's side of the store so they could get the back of my head with clippers. The barber followed me out to my car to ask me out afterwards. I was very aware that we were the only people in the parking lot when it happened, and that the lot itself was tucked behind the building with no clear visibility to the road Today, a man l've met once made it very clear he knows where I live, and used that knowledge to express a romantic interest. If he ever decides that he's unhappy with how I responded, he knows where ve. He knows what my car looks like. It is impossibly easy for him to determine when I'm home alone and now l have to live with that knowledge. Every woman I know has at least one story like this. My roommate had to be escorted to her car every night when she was a waitress, in case some man was waiting for her or a coworker's shift to end If the person you want to ask out cannot physically run away from you when you are asking, YOU CANNOT ASK THEM OUT. You cannot ask someone out if they are at work. You cannot ask someone out if you've followed them to a remote/unoccupied/en- closed area. You cannot GO TO SOMEONE'S HOME UNINVITED to ask them out. You are not being romantic. You are not "taking initiative". You are terrifying the person you want to woo. If they say yes, it is not because they want to, it is because they are terrified of what might happen if they say no I'm so tired of being terrified by men who think they're being romantic. Source: therealraewest 139,916 notes This is fucked up
Being Alone, Barber, and Come Over: therealraewest
 A guy just came to my house while I was
 home alone to ask if I was single why are
 men like this
 therealraewest
 Okay yknow what I'm gonna soapbox for a
 hot minute
 When I was in high school, a man who l'd
 thought was the parent of a school friend
 followed me out to the grocery store parking
 lot greenhouse where I worked. It was dark
 and late, and it was me, alone, in a chain link
 enclosure with one exit and a register full of
 cash. He called me up to the fence and asked
 if I wanted to get dinner, or go dancing. I was
 scared and shaking and told him no several
 times, and he only left when I falsely said I
 had a boyfriend. I was very aware that if he
 were to come over the fence, or just wait at
 the exit until I eventually had to leave, I could
 do nothing about it.
 When my hair was very short, a hairdresser
 sent me to the barber's side of the store so
 they could get the back of my head with
 clippers. The barber followed me out to my
 car to ask me out afterwards. I was very
 aware that we were the only people in the
 parking lot when it happened, and that the
 lot itself was tucked behind the building with
 no clear visibility to the road
 Today, a man l've met once made it very
 clear he knows where I live, and used that
 knowledge to express a romantic interest. If
 he ever decides that he's unhappy with how I
 responded, he knows where ve. He knows
 what my car looks like. It is impossibly easy
 for him to determine when I'm home alone
 and now l have to live with that knowledge.
 Every woman I know has at least one story
 like this. My roommate had to be escorted to
 her car every night when she was a waitress,
 in case some man was waiting for her or a
 coworker's shift to end
 If the person you want to ask out cannot
 physically run away from you when you are
 asking, YOU CANNOT ASK THEM OUT.
 You cannot ask someone out if they are at
 work. You cannot ask someone out if you've
 followed them to a remote/unoccupied/en-
 closed area. You cannot GO TO SOMEONE'S
 HOME UNINVITED to ask them out. You
 are not being romantic. You are not "taking
 initiative". You are terrifying the person you
 want to woo. If they say yes, it is not because
 they want to, it is because they are terrified
 of what might happen if they say no
 I'm so tired of being terrified by men who
 think they're being romantic.
 Source: therealraewest
 139,916 notes
This is fucked up

This is fucked up