Before you begin reading.. I think I should tell you, my readers, that the beautiful women in the photo is only age 19. Please don't start making attacks against her. In a big way, her story is our story...especially the many innocent Black Peoples Victims in public.
The top answer to the discussion about abusing Black Lives is not UN-CHECKED-FEAR OF... the number one answer is UN-CHECKED-ANGER AGAINST...
There are some cruel and mean people on facebook and in the streets. But the facebook and the streets are watching right back too-that's a good thing for the innocents to have.
Someone wants your attention on facebook or on the streets, any street. You the innocent try to ignore them.
They have the wrong attitude... they believe that if you don't want anyone to say a thing to you or about you, or about your photo, about your comments, just don't be out in the public areas.
Over the years women have been victims of this type of public attack more than men have.
However, most recently, men, especially Black males (including African-American males), have been victims of this type of public attack more than women have.
The attackers are angry police, angry men, women, and even angry teens... many attackers are both open and hidden racist. And the racist are both White and Black peoples.
Today, an ongoing Black racist attack against innocent Black family members is on the rise in big cities in the USA.
Many racist hide behind the lie that a person can't be a racist when there is hate attacks launched against the same race.
Many Black people are angry against any Black person seen in public places regardless if there is a familiar face or unfamiliar face.
Daily, innocent Black people are approached, stopped, named-called, given citations while walking or driving by bad police that happen to be Black themselves.
When bad police feel that they can get away with doing the wrong that they do to innocent people, targeting the Black race, the other people that are so angry for no good reason feel that they should be able to get away with doing it too.
Similar racist attacks happen daily on facebook... innocent Black people are targeted by angry Blacks who are searching to be engaged in a verbal fight. The remarks may even in up in physical violence and sometimes victim death.
The topic is very long, yes, I understand, but if you have a few extra moments take the time to read about the epidemic and compare.
Making a written shout, or comment of a sexual nature, racist nature, no good reason attacking nature to a woman or man passing by -on the streets, on facebook, or anywhere else thought of- isn’t just a trivial nuisance...
Catcalling is just another form of attack by a shout of disapproval, typically one made at a public meet or performance-even on social media such as on facebook.
It’s a scary, day-to-day thing that leaves females and males feeling uncomfortable, unsafe, and often injured or dead.
It’s time for the people of the world who are guilty of this practice to do better and stop making excuses, period.
Pagan-Lilley Motlagh-Phillips, who was attacked by a man who couldn’t bear to be ignored. (Photo: Twitter)
A 19-year-old woman is the latest high-profile case of catcalling. According to the Evening Standard, Pagan Lilley Motlagh-Phillips says she and her 18-year-old brother were walking down a London street on June 6 when two men on a moped approached and the driver shouted at her, “Are you all right, darling?”
Motlagh-Phillips says that she ignored the men, opting not to respond, but her silence further angered the driver, and according to her, he demanded a response. Her brother told the fellow to leave them alone, which made the driver threaten to run her and her brother over. Motlagh-Phillips said the man then drove down the road only to come back toward them. She pushed her brother out of the way, was hit by the bike, and was left unconscious after impact.
The driver advanced in her direction and she says he then reversed over her. “This man took a moped and ran me over because I didn’t entertain his advances. I didn’t swear, I wasn’t abusive, but he ran me over in broad daylight,” she told BuzzFeed News. Motlagh-Phillips, who wound up at a nearby hospital with internal bruising, needed crutches after the incident.
How this young woman was treated is enough to make anyone’s blood boil, but what was more devastating was the lack of support Motlagh-Phillips said she received from the authorities. “I sent the screen shots to the police officer who was dealing with my case it took them 6 weeks to arrest him,” she tweeted. “They released him within 2 hours … When I asked why do you know what they said? He has no previous convictions & there’s no messages on his phone to indicate he ran someone over … Wait it gets better. I said shocked ‘does he have an alibi?’ You know what they said to me ‘No, He doesn’t remember where he was. ‘”
According to BuzzFeed, a 21-year-old male was arrested on June 30 and released by the police, which on Aug. 4, tweeted out a call for witnesses of the incident. But according to Motlagh-Phillips, that same day she received an email from the police to let her know that the department would not be investigating further. “All possible investigative leads have been explored and the investigation has concluded, but should any additional information come to light which will help to identify the suspects, this will be reviewed by the investigating team,” the police department said in a statement. Motlagh-Phillips says one of the higher-up officers told her, “Violent muggings and stabbings had to be prioritized.”
This is not the first case of a woman being physically attacked after ignoring or rejecting unwanted street harassment. Over Labor Day weekend at the J’Ouvert festival in Brooklyn, N.Y., a man grinded on 22-year-old student Tiarah Poyau. When she told the guy to get off her, he fatally shot her.
In Kansas City, Mo., Chelsea Rodriguez was attacked after rejecting the advances of three catcallers. She and a male coworker were beaten by the men, though Rodriguez said her coworker is part of the reason she survived.
A woman in New York City was attacked on a subway platform when she ignored a catcaller, who spit on her and then slashed her arm with a knife.
Tyrelle D. Shaw attacked several Asian women in New York City, hitting them in the face with a plastic bag holding a heavy object. “I’ve been rejected, so much I feel absolutely numb,” he wrote on his personal blog, saying he wanted to “hit over a million Asian Women in the face with a stick.”
Adrian Mendez in Marion County, Fla., ran over a 14-year-old girl with his SUV after she refused to have sex with him for $200. A Louisiana woman was hit in the face with a metal pipe after being harassed by a group of men.
No woman should have to fear for her life when approached by a man, yet so many are attacked when they don’t respond to or reject unwanted advances. This is why women are coming out against catcalling. It’s not a compliment. It’s not flattering. It’s terrifying. And the fact that a woman’s only option seems to be engaging with a person she doesn’t want to talk to in order to avoid being physically or verbally attacked, is supremely unfair. Whether you are polite, hostile, or silent, the danger is still present and very real.