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

This encounter is not SEXUAL in nature and there is no compelling power the drunk man has on her or her boyfriend, she could and should have walked away. This is nothing more the the exercise of free speech, as offensive as it is. Women give many reasons for tolerating this type of behavior, and sometimes when they are alone and at risk perhaps politely smiling and moving away is the right thing to do for safety reasons, even men do that perhaps just as often when they run into a guy that wants to provoke a fight etc. Sexual harassment is something you can’t flee from without some personal loss, such as a job etc. Women need to tone it down and get off the victim train unless they want to be treated as a victim. Perhaps she should have told the drunk to foook off! Loudly…

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