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View Diary: Just A Smack On The Ass: A Tale Of Sexual Assault, Vengeance And Nervous Swearing (191 comments)

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  •  As a victim of misidentification.... (0+ / 0-)

    which has happened to me quite a bit more than I'd like, I am certainly glad that you didn't pursue it on your own any further than verbal confrontation and called the police. That was the right way.

    I would like to say for the record that I sympathize, and that no one, regardless of their gender, should have to put up with violent and/or unwelcome sexual behavior. I have also struggled with responding to this diary at all. But, the first thing that went through my head from my point of view was, "Are you a 100% certain that that guy was actually the culprit?"

    If you are, kudos to you. Because in my experience, humans are notoriously bad observers. They tend to fixate on the first target that fits their internal profile with sometimes devastating results.

    When I was younger, I probably would have responded the same way as that guy irregardless of guilt. But after getting hit the face and choked out by strangers, I follow the path of deescalation now.

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