from “Public transit still isn’t safe for women — but we can change that”

“I think the most important thing to remember is that it’s not your responsibility to have the perfect response to harassment or assault on the subway. It’s really the harasser’s responsibility not to harass you. That being said, what we’ve seen is that people who have some kind of response — and it can really be almost any kind of response — their trauma will actually be reduced. When you try and fight back, it typically makes the person feel less like a victim and their healing process happens a little faster.”

(Emily Maymore here)

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