It’s high time that the governments all over the world take efforts to introduce a brand new subject in the high school syllabus. A subject that trains young men about what ‘NO’ means. A subject that trains the young women to use the word ‘NO’ effectively – a subject called ‘CONSENT’.
The ongoing hullaballoo of shaming sexual harassers worldwide, no matter their race, finances or political footing, has certainly, encouraged the sufferers to speak up. From top-notch celebrities to the woman in the street, people are coming forth to share their story of the unfortunate misconduct, calling out the culprits at the peak of their voices.
One such woman took to Reddit to share an absolutely unsolicited gesture by her co-worker. He apparently ‘just wanted to exchange a friendly hug’ with her. The woman penned down the entire incident stating that her co-worker went on insisting her for a hug and could not simply take a ‘NO’ for an answer until the manager who overheard them interrupted to the woman’s rescue.
Here’s how the woman narrated the entire icky episode:
Redditors within no time lashed out at the tyrant in-disguise and taught him some much-needed lessons on consent.
1.As you don’t owe any explanations for saying ‘no’.
2. Forcing someone doesn’t qualify to be open-mindedness!
3. Perks of having sensible seniors.
4. No ifs and buts required!
5. People’s opinion should not matter.
6. Tyrants are omnipresent!
7. Even kids suffer
Asking for a friendly hug to your co-workers might not really be a big deal. But compelling them to do it despite them saying a straight ‘no’ is definitely not a ‘gentleman’s thing’.