WHO TAUGHT MEN TO BE THIS WAY?
Sat at the smoke shop.
Lit a cigarette after my daily walk.
Jeans, t- shirt, chappal;
I believe not provocative enough.
Yet, cuz I belong to the gender that is obligated to check the female box.
One bloke, felt entitled to follow me during one of his drunken stupors.
Sensing footsteps closing nearer, I turned, skipping a hundred beats at once. And threatened to call the cops.
He laughed menacingly, closing nearer, said - "What will they do. You're a woman. Smoking a cigarette. Alone".
Scared, I took a shot in the dark, and said - "You seem to have a lot of guts. Instead of following me, why not walk with me. I'll escort you myself."
Taken aback, expecting me to cower.
I think I heard his chauvinist bubble go *POP*.
And he didn't follow me thereafter.