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Woman at a Gas Station

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I don’t know what we can say about sexual harassment that we haven’t said before. I just keep highlighting these stories so that the Black men and women who refuse to acknowledge it as the detriment to society and progress that it really is, instead of dismissing it as unfounded, unwarranted complaints.

In this most recent example, a Black woman by herself goes to the gas station to fill up her car. And as she walks to the window to pay, a circle of men surround her as a blockade. One even calls her a b*tch. And when she visibly protests the language, he responds, she act like she never been called a b*tch before.

Interestingly, instead of discussing the behavior of these men, people are suggesting what the woman could have done to avoid this situation. She should have gone to another gas station. She should modify her behavior to accommodate men who don’t know how to act and likely won’t be punished for behaving badly.

See what women have to say about this on the following pages.

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