Seriously considered not doing this, but since so many other have spoken up, I feel I should as well. I'm not ready to discuss the big ones, not sure I ever will but I do want to add this.
The countless times I have been sitting alone on public transport & some guy sits down beside me, way to close ( despite there being free seats available) & as he hits on me & I decline in the politest way possible he continues and I have to give a reason why I said No, it's just enough I am not interested in him and there are times when I feel scared & feel obliged to come up with an excuse - I am not shy but if I am pinned in the corner, how am I meant to feel?. Or the times when I am out on my own during the day let alone at night & I get hit on, I decline & start to walk away & he starts shouting at me, so of course people start to turn around & stare at you not the arsehole that's shouting at me, I'm lucky though I can usually walk off, rattled & shaky but I am pretty loud when I want to be so I usually humiliate them as well.
It's acts like this as well it's a drip, drip, drip effect that happens to a lot of women regularly that grinds you down & makes you feel less safe & small.
So if you are a Man and have been suprised by all these Women standing up I really hope you are starting to get a sense of the scale of what's going on.
Thank you for listening & THANK YOU & YOU ARE BELIEVED to all those who have shared so far & all those unable to share xx