1 hour ago
I was standing on the subway platform tonight waiting for the Q at Times Square when I felt someone brush against the back of my skirt. It took me a few moments to process that 1. The platform was not crowded and so 2. It had been intentional. As I was processing this I looked around and saw a man furtively glancing at me as he walked away. So I followed him. I followed him as he walked up the stairs and stared him down as he looked back at me quickly turning away. I followed him as he came back down the stairs to the platform. He stopped a few feet down the platform attempting to fit in amongst a group of people and looked back at me. I stood and looked at him with pure disgust and silent rage. He turned, eyes sliding away, weak and gutless.
This is the second time this month I have been sexually molested on the subway. The first time it was verbal and very intrusive. I took a photo that time - letting the creep know I took a photo and told him to get away from me.
But this happens every day, all day, to women just trying to get from point A to point B. In every city and in every country. These aren't my first experiences of this type. But I'm sick of it. And so incredibly angry. I wanted to push that man onto the tracks that's how angry I was. But I couldn't. I had to swallow my anger and get on my train and go home. And now hours later I'm still angry and upset. And he got to just walk away, free to do it again.
I'm not posting this for sympathy. I just needed to vent.