It just may save your life, or hers.
We all grew up knowing that you shouldn’t talk to strangers but it is no news that women are victims of violence. According to WHO, at least 1 in 3 women are victims of either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
If a lady approaches you and acts like she is your friend in public, or tries to start up a conversation, she may be in trouble or is being followed. It could also be that you are in trouble.
Many women shared their experiences on Twitter about being in this sort of situation.
If a girl suddenly acts as if she knows you in public and acts like you’re friends, go along w it she could be in danger— 𝓜🇨🇩 (@mxrixm_nk) July 31, 2020
Or YOU could. One time. Woman walked up to me and hugged me and asked how my mom was and then after a couple minutes she whispered she had noticed a man watching/following me and wanted to scare him off. She then walked me to my destination. I was only 14. https://t.co/NAMA8VZzp7— never wearing a bra again young girl (@gleefulthoughts) August 1, 2020
When I went on a cruise with the fam, we ported in DR for a day. My dad and I decided to go the local shopping market. We had took a break on a bench cuz it was HOT! But all of sudden two girls walk up to us and addressed my dad as their own, and proceeded to say that they had— AmberLUVV (@amberm_am) August 1, 2020
And scared! We played it out for a minute longer until they told us what happened! Some men in a van were following them promising to take them to the beach and wouldn’t leave them alone! They pointed out one of the guys and I had seen him turn away when they addressed my dad!— AmberLUVV (@amberm_am) August 1, 2020
I had this happen in a nightclub once. My hubby and I were working PAX and this club let's the enforcers in for free with their badges, I've never been before so he said c'mon let's go. Bout 2 hours in this girl comes up and dances with me and asks if it's okay to stay awhile— ✨Raeloe✨ (@RaeloeGaming) August 1, 2020
She lost her friends and this dude was creeping on her. I told her to take all the time she needs to find her friends. She came back with them later and gave me a big hug for making her feel safe. Would do it again without hesitation.— ✨Raeloe✨ (@RaeloeGaming) August 1, 2020
Blessing Iyamadiken is a media and marketing specialist with 4 years experience in the industry of digital marketing, publishing and advertising. She is also a feminist and very passionate about Gender Equality. In her spare time, she loves to read or binge on Netflix.