Why are women expected to be available always?

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Today I had to run an errand. As I pulled into the parking lot, a man very obviously changed his course of walking direction when he saw my car, and came straight towards me. It felt off.

I parked in my car and put on my mask. “Can I just ask you a question?” He says, coming closer. I shook my head no. I don’t need to be available to strangers, especially creepy male strangers, for whatever they may need. “I just need to ask you a question.” I again shook my head no. He rolled his eyes and walked away, but not before turning around and yelling, “C*NT!!!”

Really bro? Leave me alone, I don’t know you and I don’t owe you anything.

EDIT: I appreciate all of the humans who have shared their similar stories (and the awards, wow!) I’m sorry that you were made to feel unsafe or slimed on. For all of you that were somehow present yesterday observing this whole situation whilst maintaining invisibility and have messaged me saying “he was right”, “you could have just be a decent person and heard him out,” and, my personal favorite: “I hope you get raped,”— get fucked. ✌🏼