Sadly, if you’re a woman in today’s world, it’s a guarantee that at some point in your life you’ve had or will have the frustrating experience of getting hit on and receiving backlash on the other end of the rejection. British actress Jameela Jamil took to Twitter sharing an unfortunate story about being approached by a man and the response she received after turning him down.
Was out at the shops with my friend. Man ogles me. Man then approaches me to give me his number. I explain I have a boyfriend but thank him for the offer. Man then threatens my career, saying I better remember that I rejected him. And then Shouts at me that I’m low class… 🤷🏽♀️— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 24, 2019
It’s gross that you had to mention that you were already taken by another man (we’ve probably all done this) to try to “let a man down easy” in order to stay safe and that didn’t even ducking work 🤬— Nicky’s 🍰 Twin (@SnarkyTwin) March 24, 2019
“I’ll insult her, that’ll win her over!” why are men like this— amanda’s @ FWA!! (@doevember) March 24, 2019
Yeah…some men will respect that a woman is another man’s property way more than they respect a woman who just isn’t into them for whatever reason. It’s gross.— Christina (@christinadunnn) March 25, 2019
A man once stopped me on the way to the bathroom at a work event and said “I’m looking for a date”, I replied “can’t help you” and tried to keep walking, he grabbed my left wrist, pointed at my (empty) ring finger and said “looks like you can”. 🤮— April Muller (@findapril) March 25, 2019
A man chased me down the road yesterday after I left the gym. He’d been waiting for me, said he’d been watching me exercise & he liked how I looked when I bend over, he then demanded my number saying ‘I’m going to take you out’. Now I’m anxious to go back in case I see him again.— Zoe (@zoescaman) March 25, 2019
I got called a lesbian and told I was probably on my period when I rejected a guy his friend also spat a chip at me 🤦🏻♀️ and this this awesome girl came out of nowhere and started shouting at them. Not how I expected the end of my night out to go 😂— Kennise Darlsson (@kennydarlsson) March 24, 2019
One time when I was around 13 years old, a man asked for my number and when I declined he followed me home and harassed me for around 40 minutes.. being a girl/woman in a world when men think they’re entitled to know a woman despite objections really is scary— el (@okaybuthes) March 25, 2019
I remember going out in my late teens with a friend and a guy just would not stop harassing us. She told him several times that we were just out for a quiet drink and not interested. He wouldn’t stop and finally she punched him and sent him flying. She became my hero that night!— Eve Little (@Sqeve) March 25, 2019
I always get the, “You aren’t even pretty, you should be happy someone is hitting on you.” When I let them down. And as always the,— Manda (@KatoriAmat) March 25, 2019
“If you are married, why isn’t your husband here? He just lets you go out by yourself?”
I imagine those guys keep their ladies in chains at home.
I was once accosted by 3 men outside a pub. My brother was with me. My karate-chopping sibling went to ‘get help’. Did not come back. I had stilettos, and recited the Charm of Making in Latin. They ran…— Clyve Rose (@ClyveRose) March 26, 2019
Once a guy stole my phone, put his number in it then called himself so he’d have my number, then told me how much he hates women because according to him it was a woman’s fault that he “had to be a registered sex offender.”— Chelsea (@Chelsea_dots) March 25, 2019
My 17 yr old son & I went to dinner and the male manager asked my son why he didn’t pay for the meal. We both said I’m his mom. The guy went on to say, “when you have a hot date like this you pay for the meal.” This kind of stepping over the boundaries happens way too often.— Brooke (@BrookeShigley) March 25, 2019
I have a standing policy with platonic male friends that if I’m feeling uncomfortable I’ll hold their hand to make it look like I’m not alone. It’s ridiculous.— Christina (@christinadunnn) March 25, 2019
This👏🏾entire👏🏾thread👏🏾is👏🏾truth!Worn a ring, said I have a boyfriend, avoided places etc. all because I didn’t want to chance the crazy/negative response. We shouldn’t have to do this…— BossLady (@bossladyrl) March 25, 2019
NO seems to be a man’s trigger word— incognito (@Jamilly121) March 24, 2019
One pulled a knife on me, because my answer was ‘no, thank you’. Surprisingly, that didn’t change my mind, so he stabbed my handbag, and I punched him in the face.— B₉ = ⓥ + 𝓐 + おひとりさま (@D_A_M_B) March 25, 2019
When I was serving, I had a decoy engagement ring. It’s gross how often “no” wasn’t good enough, but “I’m engaged” was. It’s even grosser how often “I’m engaged” WASN’T good enough. 🤬— Elle Young (@elle_yung) March 24, 2019
I usually don’t even mention if I have a boyfriend or not, because I feel like my answer, my “no” must be enough for that person to stop insisting and accept my answer respectfully. However, most of men do not understand that NO actually means NO, and they feel offended— Mara (@Mara99953418) March 25, 2019
The problem with saying you have a boyfriend is that we keep not teaching man to listen to the word no, we keep saying “don’t respect me, respect the men i belong to”— Flora Martins (@HiimF) March 25, 2019
Was in an Uber once and the driver asked me out and I wanted to reach my destination safely so had to lie about having a boyfriend. The driver then went on to ask me details about this guy. Now I always have a back story in place in case I meet such guys again.— Shruti Pimplikar (@shrutipimplikar) March 25, 2019
I hope you reported him. Totally inappropriate, and I am positive it’s against Uber policy.— JustStaci (@splott2) March 25, 2019
It is *now* but wasn’t until they had their licence taken away after 2500 complaints of sexual harassment and were thus forced to do something about it. I use @Olacabs instead (they also give the drivers a much better cut of the fare).— Sophie Mason (@Sophie__Mason__) March 25, 2019
Here’s the story, in case that number seems so high people think I might it up https://t.co/UtUsgG8fPs— Sophie Mason (@Sophie__Mason__) March 25, 2019
Just today,the 🚕 driver on my way home tried to give me his number saying I should call him & go out & when I refused he overcharged me claiming it was luggage fee.I was just so tired & kinda scared of what he’d actually do if I argued so I just gave him the money & stormed out.— Anastasia Anastasiou (@anastasia_1808) March 25, 2019
A few nights ago, I was sexually assaulted during a date. Rather than hearing me out, my own friends went “well why did you wear a dress?” So the fact that women, who I considered friends, say it is still the woman’s fault proves how far we have to come. #metoo— kelly ann🍀 (@see_kel) March 24, 2019
Proud to have you with us, sis.— Jennifer Heaton (@Jenny_AltLens) March 26, 2019
As if I couldn’t love you more… pic.twitter.com/TpeBVvlNiQ
All women with a platform as big as yours should be doing the same. ❤️❤️❤️— Casey 🌟🦄👖🦄🌟 (@Casey_R87) March 26, 2019
Spoiler Alert 🚨: they’re everywhere.— Yodel Leahy (@EmLeahy) March 25, 2019
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