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While waiting at Government Center for the subway, a man came up next to me and mumbled something incoherent at me. Since I was uncomfortable, I casually walked a few feet away. When I look back in his direction, he gave me a very nasty smile and flipped me off. I quickly walked FAR away and took the next train even though it wasn’t mine. There were plenty of other people there, but I don’t think anyone said anything to him or noticed. This is the kind of thing people (usually men) who have never been harassed don’t understand: you can do something innocent like ignore someone and remove yourself from an uncomfortable situation, but sometimes that just escalates the situation. It isn’t cool. It isn’t fair. It’s bullshit.
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