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« Reply #17: June 20, 2011, 10:17:10 am »

Hahahah! Eh, I discussed it with the husband and his opinion is that I am "different". I don't know what this means. I dress in feminine skirts and never show a lot of skin. I like colorful bags. I'm going to experiment with wearing business casual downtown and seeing if there is a difference in being approached.

The ideas that you can avoid this behavior by dressing and carrying yourself differently being expressed around in this thread make me very uncomfortable, I have to admit. There's no definition of what screams CREEP MAGNET when you walk down a street. I live near Manhattan and go there often and I've been hit on in creepy ways no matter what I'm wearing. Men who do that are men with no concept of personal boundaries. Their issues have nothing to do with you or anything you're doing.

So unfortunately, there's really nothing you can do to guarantee its avoidance. These guys just come out of the woodwork when they will, especially in the summer months. Remember there is nothing wrong with walking away, telling them to stop, or striking up a conversation with someone else to show solidarity. These are all tactics I've used. Whatever you feel comfortable doing to make yourself feel safer, you should do it; you're not obligated to stand there and let their behavior continue. I just want to emphasize that there is nothing you're doing wrong in these situations. I guarantee it. Nothing.
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