All is well, Matija! I’m glad it was helpful.
Yes, definitely keeping in mind that different contexts matter is of great importance in these matters, and something that’s easily overlooked or forgotten! And that’s really not a criticism of anyone, we all make that mistake, it’s fine. It’s how to respond when reminded of that, that matters more :)
And indeed, there is a lot of pain behind women’s reactions to strangers approaching them, especially when they’ve put up a barrier with headphones. It’s an unfortunately reality for all of us, but the more we try to understand and learn how to better interact, better respect one another, the closer we get to making that reality a thing of the past, and not the present.
Have a good day!