A MAN GOT ON THE TRAIN AND OUT OF ALL THE EMPTY SEATS HE CAME AND SAT RIGHT NEXT TO ME. HE STARTED MANSPREADING, PUSHING HIS LEGS APART AND PRESSING THEM AGAINST MY THIGH.
“I WENT UP TO THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE OFFICERS AND TOLD THEM WHAT HAPPENED. ONE OF THE OFFICERS STARTED LAUGHING. HE ASKED, “DID YOU SEE IT? WHAT SIZE WAS IT?”. THEY DID NOTHING TO HELP ME.”
I keep thinking this is just the world that we live in, but it doesn’t have to be. We shouldn’t have to put up with this every time we use public transportation.
I stood up, pushed the old man out of his seat and yelled at him to get off of me. No one asked if I was ok. Nobody cared. Nobody even looked up.
A group of older men all started shouting at me. Some of them had kids with them, little boys. They were commenting to the little boys about the way that my legs looked. The boys looked as if they were less than 10.