Women SLAM strangers for touching them in publicNovember 7, 2019
Woman accuses a man of trying to ‘HERD’ her after he tapped her on the shoulder in a coffee shop queue – as others slam strangers who ‘touch people they don’t know’
- Women from across the UK are slamming men for touching them in public
- Katy Davies, from London, slammed a man for pointing her to a queue in Pret
- Laura, from Aberdeen, had ‘a meltdown’ when she thought she’d been touched
- Turned out it was not a stranger’s hand touching her knee, but a dog’s nose
Infuriated women are slamming strangers for touching them in public, with one even accusing men of trying to ‘herd’ her around.
Katy Davies, from London, criticised a man online for tapping her while in the queue in Pret and pointing toward a till which was free.
She tweeted: ‘A man just tapped me on the shoulder from behind in the queue in Pret to point me to the free till I was already on my way to. I said this to him and I’ll say it to anyone who needs to hear it: “Stop trying to herd women.’
And it appears Katy isn’t the only person who finds men touching her in public offensive, but another woman, from Aberdeen, revealing she had ‘a meltdown’ in public when she mistook a nudging dog’s nose for a man’s hand on her knee.
Katy Davies, from London, took to Twitter to slam a stranger for touching her in Pret and revealed she had told him to ‘stop herding women’
In her tweet, Katy slammed the man for tapping her on the shoulder to point her to a till that she ‘was already on the way to.’
She scolded him, and said she would do the same to others, revealing she warned him: ‘Stop trying to herd women.’
Meanwhile Laura, from Aberdeen, said she was similarly offended by people trying to touch her in public.
She said: ‘When you just about have a meltdown because a stranger touched your knee in the middle of the street…and then you realise it was actually a dog’s nose.’
Katy, pictured right, revealed she had scolded the man and warned him not to ‘herd women’ after he pointed her to a free till in Pret
Emma Jane, whose location is unknown, said there was absolutely no circumstances she thought it was acceptable for people to touch one another in the street.
She said: ‘Second day in a row a stranger has approached me and touched me on the street. THERE IS ACTUALLY NO REASON TO TOUCH SOMEONE YOU DONT KNOW. Is there a way to say this more plainly?’
Another person said they were shocked when a man touched their leg in order to ask them to move an inconveniently placed bag.
Anna Fearon, whose location is unknown, hashtagged her post with #EverydaySexism, saying: ‘A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the train and the man opposite me felt the need to touch my knee to get my attention to move my bag.’
Katy revealed her annoyance online and said she would say the same to ‘anyone who needs to hear it’
Meanwhile Lauren Cox, from New York, said she was frustrated someone had asked for her help by touching her.
She said: ‘When you can’t hear someone talking to you because you are wearing headphones so they touch you.
‘Why? Does no one else have ears or answers? Am I the one sole person left to help you? Please don’t touch me with your stranger fingers. Bye.’
Meanwhile Rose Stokes, from London, also branded two men sexist for tapping her and starting a conversation.
Other women have also taken to Twitter to share their annoyance at being touched by strangers, including one who said she’d had a ‘meltdown’ after mistaking a dog’s nose for a man’s hand
She said: ‘Today in the latest episode of the patriarchy, I was doing my wraps for boxing on the tube, when two men I didn’t know and who also didn’t know each other felt the need to tap me and mansplain wrapping to me. I’d almost finished at this point.’
One woman, called Holly, from Manchester, said she was glad she stood up for herself when a man touched her during the commute.
She said: ‘I remember one Friday night, getting on a train at Manchester Piccadilly quite late in the evening and the guy behind me felt I wasn’t moving quick enough so put his hand on my lower back to hurry me up. I turned around and loudly told him to get his hands off me.’
‘He jumped back, I don’t think he expected a reaction. Then I got the typical reply of ‘Calm down’ and ‘you’re overreacting’. He’d been drinking (not an excuse) and was with a friend and I think his ego was bruised.’
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