Why Women Smile at Men Who Sexually Harass Us
Hanna Brooks Olsen

Thank you Hanna for writing this article. I always felt like a bad person every time I wouldn’t tell the guys that harassed me to “F*$% off”. Your perspective made me realize that it’s not my job to correct every person whom I encounter, their behavior is their responsibility. The time I did stand up for myself resulted in a car full of men circling the block and eventually throwing a water bottle at me. Other times I acknowledged their rude behavior resulted in the personality switch you spoke off where the perpetrator’s tone turns violently aggressive. I hope this article reaches many more people who have experienced double the trauma through victim blaming. ❤

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