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In today’s edition in what-the-f***ery, one woman has told how she was followed home by a man who was apparently just so desperate to pay her a compliment.
Taking to TikTok, McKenzie, a 23-year-old from Austin Texas, recounted what happened after she returned back to her apartment complex from a day out.
You can hear her story here.
“My heart is pounding,” she said, before starting her story. “So I just got home and there was a car that pulled into my complex behind me, which is fine, I live in an apartment complex, that’s normal.
“But, this car wedges itself between me and the parking garage, so I’m like, what the f***?”
Then the woman’s story took a slightly darker turn.
“There’s a man in it, so I’m already like, meh,” she says. “He motions for me to pull my window down, and I was like, ‘Can I help you?’
“The man asked if I lived here, so I’m calculating in my head…no! So I say no, and then he asks if I’m from Austin? And I say….no! I’m visiting a friend.
“He says: ‘I’ve been following you for five miles’…FIVE MILES…because he saw me at a spotlight and wanted to tell me I was pretty.
“In what f***ing world is that appropriate?”
The story has since reached over 85,000 likes, with many women in the comments sharing their own encounters with strange men.
“Wow and let me guess, you were supposed to giggle and thank him, is that right?” one girl sympathised.
A second woman added: “When you pass someone that is pretty or whatever, you just think ‘she’s pretty’ and go about your day. You do NOT follow them to compliment them!”
Speaking to Tyla, McKenzie said: "It is definitely scary being a young woman who lives alone. There has been more than one similar situation to this happen to me, scary situations usually with older men actually happen often.
"It’s also alarming how many men commented on the video stating that I should be flattered, when I was in an incredibly dangerous and threatening situation. I am a huge advocate for women’s safety and women’s empowerment. But that does not mean I don’t support men as well.
"I just think as a society we need to hold men more accountable for their actions and protect our women more. Listen to women more. Let women speak more."
Guys…it should go without saying…but never do this!
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