From 8-30-14

by Emily

I was walking down the sidewalk on campus rather late at night. Rape culture had already made me keenly aware of the man walking fifteen yards behind me, but he made my night oh-so-better when he shouted, “Baby, oh baby! Don’t be scared!”

Yep, that makes me feel so much safer.

It was past midnight, and I’m ashamed of myself for not replying, but I walked faster, instead, and ignored him. I didn’t even look back.