so on monday, i was sitting in my car, in Braamfontein waiting for my mother and aunt. all kinds of people were walking by when suddenly this man with a phuza face stopped at my window and said ‘hello’. i greeted him back and thought he’d move on, but douche bag stood closer, encroaching my intimate zone and asked for a kiss.
i said no and asked him to move on.
he didn’t. he kept asking saying ‘just a baby kiss’.
now the nasty pendejo was old enough to be my father. he wasn’t a friendly face and i wasn’t amused.
he kept asking and i kept refusing all the while figuring out what i’d do if he got aggressive. just like that he moved on.
in a society that doesn’t treat women like men’s property this wouldn’t happen. it wouldn’t be ok and it wouldn’t be funny.
and i’m part of the International week of anti-street harassment.