A 22-year-old woman from Mangaluru, Rashmi Shetty, writes a long “Facebook post” to the man who harassed her and she also told that this was not the first time.
But this time around she chose to not give the offender the satisfaction of having scared her and chose to reply back boldly.
Rashmi Shetty wrote a post, disclosing the number plate of the man’s scooter, which has since then gone viral on the social media.
Almost every Indian women deal with eve-teasers but mostly they chose to ‘ignore’ them. But this Mangaluru woman did something that is more than remarkable.
Many have been groped, catcalled, followed, stalked, and a many of them have raised an alarm, hoping this doesn’t happen to another woman or there is not ‘next time’, yet not a day passes by without ‘sexual harassment’ cases against women.
Rashmi Shetty faced sexual harassment while walking on a road recently, but instead of letting it go and ignoring, she decided to take a bold step and expose the man who harassed her.
She even uploaded a photo of the guy’s vehicle along with his other registration details.
Check out what she said in her Facebook Post which went viral.
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YOU THOUGHT I’D BE SCARED, DIDN’T YOU? YOU THOUGHT I’D BE ASHAMED, DIDN’T YOU?
I WAS FOLLOWED BY THE GUY WHO IS THIS SCOOTER BELONGS TO TODAY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, IN A BUSY STREETLIGHT IN MANGALORE. 3 PM IN THE NOON IN THE CENTER OF THE CITY, FROM ALOYSIUS DEGREE COLLEGE TO BALMATTA, TO A GUY DARES TO FOLLOW A WOMAN WHO’S WALKING THERE IS A SWARM OF COPS THIRTY STEPS BEHIND.
YOU THINK YOU CAN HALT A MILLION TIMES AHEAD OF ME AND HONK AT ME WHILE I CROSS YOU AS YOU TAKE A GOOD F**K**G LOOK AT MY BUTT? AND THAT WOULD EMBARRASS ME ENOUGH TO CRY AT MY FATE OF BEING A WOMAN IN THIS COUNTRY, THIS GENERATION, THIS WORLD? YOU THINK I’D FREAK OUT AND RUN SO FAST THAT I F**K**G RUN INTO YOUR ARMS?
YOU THINK YOUR STOPPING AND MAKING PHONE CALLS TO YOUR GANG WOULD THREATEN ME INTO NEVER GETTING OUT ALONE? SO CONFIDENT THAT IF I ASKED FOR HELP IF NEVER BE ABLE TO PROVE YOUR FAULT AND THAT PEOPLE WOULDN’T TAKE MY SIDE OR TAKE ME SERIOUSLY?
WELL, GUESS WHAT? T TAKE MY SIDE. THESE STREETS ARE AS MUCH MINE AS THEY ARE OF UNDERSERVING ASSHOLES LIKE YOU.
YOU OR A HUNDRED LIKE YOU WILL NOT SCARE INTO STAYING HOME AND NOT BEING FREE. THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM ALL THE STRONG GIRLS TO YOU AND YOUR LIKES.
IF YOU TRY CURTAILING OUR FREEDOM, WE WILL FIGHT BACK. AND WE WILL KNOCK YOU DOWN. I WAS ONLY WAITING FOR YOU TO MAKE A MOVE SO THAT I CAN SMACK YOUR FACE WITH MY HEELS. THE SAME ONES YOU WERE TRYING SO HARD TO CATCH UP WITH.
AND YOU THINK YOU CAN DO ANYTHING UNDER THE VEIL OF ANONYMITY? HERE, I AM NOT ANONYMOUS ANYMORE AND I WON’T LET YOU BE EITHER. AND LET ME REPEAT AGAIN, I’M NOT SCARED OF YOU.
I HOPE THIS REACHES YOU SOMEHOW.
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SHOULD BE SCARED AND ASHAMED.
AND YEAH, F**K YOU.
You can also read her entire post here:
Really, she has inspired a lot of other women to take a BOLD stand against such creepy perverts.