It is vital that you always think about your safety, pandas. Whether it’s walking down the street or using transportation, this should be your priority. However, it can come as a shock when someone you think is a professional behaves in a very different way.
Twitter user @sighjunwa sternly warned all women that they might become stalker victims even when using well-known transportation providers such as Lyft or Uber. She shared how shocked she was when her driver, who showed up at her workplace a few weeks ago, came up to meet her and asked for her phone number.
It’s creepy. This is scary. And it shouldn’t be. Not surprisingly, the woman remained incredibly frightened. Scroll down to read what happened according to @sighjunwa, how people reacted, and their own stories of harassment. Has anything similar happened to you Pandas? Share what happened in the comments to warn and help protect others in the future.
The Twitter user had a frightening experience with her driver and felt she had to warn others.
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The Twitter user started an important discussion as her messages reached a huge number of people. Her thread has received more than a quarter of a million likes and forced women to talk about their terrible experiences. It just goes to show that these situations are not as rare as some might think.
Starting with the basics, start by checking if the car is the same make and model as the one in your application. Then take a look at the license plate and your driver: do they match the information on your phone? If not, then something might be wrong and it’s best not to enter. Trust your intuition. Request a ride from the premises where is safer and always try to sit in the back seat when you get into the car.
“Guide to Cars for Girls” suggests that women ask the driver to verify your name. For example, you might ask, “Who are you picking up here?” After you do this, ask for their name.
You can add another layer of security by telling friends and family about your trip. Contact them before you get in the car and after you get out. You can also share the progress of your trip with them so they can keep an eye on you as you travel if you or they are particularly concerned. Riding with a friend can be one way to regain a sense of security if you’ve already had a bad experience.
Meanwhile, if you want to protect your privacy, only send messages or call the driver through the app you’re using. This way, your information will be anonymous and you will reduce the chance of being harassed later.
First of all, if you feel like your life is in danger or threatened, call the police, possibly through the sharing app you are using. Some apps also have emergency features. Again, trust your intuition.
This is how people reacted to what happened to the woman
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Earlier, Emily May, co-founder and chief executive of The Right to Be, explained KristenBellTattoos.com How common is harassment and how to respond to it. The non-profit organization is committed to ending harassment in all its forms. According to their 2021 study, 80% of women have experienced street harassment. Meanwhile, they are working alongside L’Oreal Paris to educate a million people on witness intervention to fight street harassment.
“Our street harassment training offers three strategies to use in response to harassment: assess your safety, free up your space (optional), and show resilience. Proven ways to reclaim your space include setting boundaries, reaching out to someone for help, or documenting your harassment,” Emily told KristenBellTattoos.com during an interview.
“There is no such thing as a perfect response to harassment, it is their duty not to harass you. Taking the time to find a sense of security within yourself, learning about the problem, sharing your story, and learning to intervene on behalf of others are all key parts of the journey to healing,” she said.
Some people have given advice on how to stay safe and avoid dangerous situations.
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Others were inspired to talk about their macabre and terrifying experiences.
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