Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.
hurt like hell, now there’s hell to pay
I fucking love the way this movie portrayed anxiety and anxiety attacks (though not necessarily the way other characters reacted to them ((namely the child)) but that’s another story)
tell me anxiety isn’t a big deal when Tony fucking Stark thought he’d been poisoned the first time he had an attack
I liked it in general. And odds are, with the lack of education on mental illness, that probably is how those characters would react. Pepper wouldn’t understand, the kid would be confused, and Tony would be all “WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING TO ME AM I DYING.”
As someone with PTSD I actually thought that iron man 3 was a pretty good representation of it (although I can’t speak for everyone). In the hunger games Katniss’ ptsd is represented in the way that her flashbacks distort reality which does happen but isn’t as common whereas Tony’s flashbacks don’t distort reality so much as it’s a haunting thought that he can’t get out of his head. I feel like the fact that ptsd and other anxiety related mental illness is portrayed in the media as being reality altering when most of the time it’s not and that’s why many people go undiagnosed. My dad for instance didn’t know that he was having flashbacks because he thought he had to be completely disassociated during them.
is tom hiddleston a reaction or just another thing to drool over
OH MY FUCKING GOD OH MY GOD OH MY- I AM CURRENTLY SHITTING ENOUGH BRICKS TO BUILD ANOTHER FUCKING ASGARD ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME
The doctor telling the team Skye is going to die
May beating the shit out of Quinn
Bill Paxton showing up and being AWESOME
Fitsimmons getting their genius on to find the place Coulson was saved
Coulson, Bill Paxton, Fitz, and Ward being badass
Tripp flirting with…