Prey

I was walking home in NYC on a Saturday night on a residential street. The street was not deserted. A man walking towards me stopped and followed me for a few blocks. When I quickly turned down another street to walk next to another woman, he pushed in between us, groped me, and then quickly walked away.

While he was first following me, I was afraid and was mostly concerned about ducking into a store and getting away. After he groped me I was completely stunned and angry that I didn’t get a chance to fight back. I felt powerless.

– anonymous

Location: New York City, NY

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2 Responses to Prey

  1. Shermel says:

    I read this and shivered. I am moving to NYC on my own and my parents scare me with stories like this. I am going to medical school and I just want to live my life in peace but it scares me to read such stories. I feel helpless and angry, and I haven’t even moved yet. I feel like there is nothing I can do but lock myself away and avoid such situations but why should I live in fear? I wish with all my heart that this person can get a second chance to kick some butt if they see that person again.

  2. Golden Silence says:

    I am moving to NYC on my own and my parents scare me with stories like this. I am going to medical school and I just want to live my life in peace but it scares me to read such stories.

    Hard as it is, we cannot let these jerks intimidate us. No one should have to live in fear.

    I wish with all my heart that this person can get a second chance to kick some butt if they see that person again.

    I hope to God that the person who contributed this story never encounters this punk again, but if she does, I too hope she kicks butt!

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