How to deal with perverts

United States
November 20, 2008 8:48am CST
If somebody/a stranger touches you indecently, how would you react? Would you keep silent or start a commotion, starting with a whack to his head? Share your experiences...
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@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Definitely I won't stay quiet. If I will remain quiet then that only means I am scared and the pervert will just have more confidence to continue what he is doing. It happened to me already when I rode a jeepney going to school. The old man beside me is just pure pervert slipping his fingers behind my back...I confronted him about it and told him he's way too old to be a pervert! with many passengers on board listening to us and I know that this humiliates him because without saying a word, he went down the jeep as soon as possible.
• United States
20 Nov 08
It happened to me once while taking the bus, the thing was I found myself dumb founded because I didn't expect something like that, I wasn't able to react violently actually, which I regret. I felt ashamed to make a scene inside the bus. That guy was such a loser and given another chance I would have inflicted pain on him.. haha
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@psspurgeon1 (1109)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I would give them a nice punch or kick to a sensitive area. I cannot stand that feeling. I react badly when it's my husband, let alone a strager. What in the world would give that person the thought that they had the right to touch a stranger. No, I wouldn't be nice, or quiet. I would be loud, rude, indignant, and try to inflict some kind of physical pain on them. Whether it be to stomp on their toes, elbow them, punch them in the stomach or kick them somewhere. That is just grss and rude. Imagine if they are perverts, tehy could very well be pedifiles. If someone touched my child in a public setting, I would pick up the nearest table and beat them with it, then call the police to take us away.
• Mauritius
31 Oct 09
somtimes its easy to say yes i will do this i will hit here and there. but when it happens to you in real, you are like totally blocked and can't even utter a word. i said victims must control there mind and always be prepared for such event and know EXACTLY how to react. by fighting your own emotions you can fight others.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
7 May 12
I read your discussion and comments of people and also read your experience and other experiences of people here. I guess what we think and what truly happens is always different. I think all of us wouldn't let this thing pass but there's just that moment of shock and we can't react as quickly as we would want to. It's the same when on is held up at gunpoint and other incidents that cause emergency. Few of us have the ability to think clearly and most would just be dazed with horror or shock. I am glad I never experienced this before, and I hope I never will. Else I think I would probably be just like most people who'd just be too stunned to do anything and regret it when the fear is gone and the anger sets in. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@seemared (771)
29 Feb 12
I was used to be silent and get going as if nothing had happened..because the surrounding people would just watch if I made some noise..making myself down.. but soon I felt to take it positively and to enjoy some of them and while later I found guts to slap them back..
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
I also had this experience. My first reaction was, "Is he a pervert or was the 'touch' just an accident?" When the guy followed me around after I moved away, that confirmed my suspicion. My mom was somewhere else waiting for me so I went to her right away and pointed an accusing finger at that man (who followed me again). It scared him and he was almost in tears (he was quite young). Women are always dumbfounded when they're put in such situation. They would always blame themselves for not being able to do anything. We should always keep in mind that these perverts are everywhere and we should always be prepared. I think some perverts would be pleased if they see their victim being affected. Embarrassing these creeps would be the perfect way in dealing with them.
@angel107 (311)
• Germany
29 Oct 10
honestly I don't know how to react. Just yesterday I met a pervert. I fell asleep in the train on my way home. When a man sat on the empty seat in front of me. (Actually there were a lot of empty seats yesterday since it was already 1:30am) Because it was narrow I did not mind the contact at first but then I felt that he is starting to get a little more closer that he should be. I opened my eyes and I saw him playing with his thing. What the hell was he thinking? Showing his thing to me! What I did I ran away from him and looked for a seat in the other part of the train where he can't see me. Luckily he didn't follow me. I don't know why but I can't scream when I am in such situation.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I'd be screaming. Telling the perv how indecent they are. I'd really be commotion girl. I may even try and have person arrested.