I feel angry, disappointed and objectified

I decided to go downtown and enjoy a meal and movie out by myself. I was walking towards the theatre and was walking down one block as a man walked towards me.

I stared straight ahead not wanting to make eye contact. As he passed me he said “big tits” I was completely shocked and kept walking. But, I was angry and thought no he should not do that to a person it’s not okay. I tried to find him but couldn’t.

I was determined not to let it ruin my evening and went to my movie over thoughts of just going home. But, thoughts of it kept coming up. I feel angry, disappointed and objectified. It’s disgusting to be made to feel like a worthless object. It’s disgusting that this man and others think this is acceptable and their right. I know this is going to stay with me for a long time.

I’m lucky that my harassment wasn’t physical or even more aggressive. But, people need to realize even what they think is an observation or compliment is harassment and severely harms those on the receiving end.