How much sexual harassment warrants pepper spraying an individual? I get harassed often on my walk home. From the routine “show me your pretty smile” to the occasional wish of anal rape. My fear is that in pepper spraying someone that is making me feel threatened that I will end up with an assault charge. What is the best way to go about ensuring my safety when using pepper spray?
Pepper spray is a weapon of self defense. Never use it as a retaliation to verbal street harassment. Feeling threatened is not the same thing as being in fear of imminent bodily harm. You’d better know the difference, because if you use pepper spray on a dude, one of you has committed assault, and if it wasn’t him assaulting you first, you’re fucked.*
*So if someone put their hand up my skirt, or grabbed my boob, could I mace them in the face then? Because for me that constitutes bodily harm.
Yes, absolutely. If someone deliberately makes harmful or offensive physical contact with you (especially if it’s sexual), that’s assault. You can totally mace a dude if he’s grabbing your boob or has his hand up your skirt. That constitutes self-defense. What you can’t do is chase the guy down when he runs away or find him later and then mace him. That’s no longer self-defense.
Why do people hate Hilary Clinton so much?
Because she’s a woman. If she were the exact same candidate, but a man, she would be respected by those who currently hate her. (Except for the folks who hate her from the far left because of her corporate centrism and war record, but those are the same type assholes who got George W. Bush elected by voting for Ralph Nader in 2000.)
I’m 26 and I have to get the hell out of the bay area. Somewhere less expensive with lots of green things. Suggestions?
For some reason, I feel like Asheville, North Carolina would be the perfect place for you. If you need a bigger city than that, go with Nashville. If you wanna stay West of the Rockies, go with Portland. Maybe also consider Denver, Austin, and New Orleans.
I’m finally on the right dosage of meds and seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist. I’m MUCH better, but I still lose some hours to panic and despair. Even with the klonopin. Is this just how it’s going to be forever? What the fuck do I do?
No, this is not how it’s going to be forever. It will take time, and I know right now you can’t tell the difference between a couple years and forever, but I promise, if you keep putting in the work, you will keep getting better.
You can’t just say you want a starmate after your history of shooting down everyone who yearns to have one such person. Maybe that’s karma for you.
A) That’s not how karma works. B) I don’t shoot down people who want to be in love. I shoot down people who believe in romantic destiny. C) I can say whatever I want. For instance, go fuck yourself.
Why can’t I help but feel that billionaires are better than me?
Because you think they earned it.
Where do your authority issues come from?
My authority issues come from consistently being wiser and having more integrity than those in authority.
Senpai notice me.