Do not cry wolf

22 Jan

In this video, we see a woman being annoyed by a man. The man seems like a bit of a dickhead to me, but it’s the woman’s reaction that really bothers me.

The woman is annoyed that the guy is filming her, so she screams “RAPE!” and “He’s a sex offender!”

That’s really, really poor form.

I’ve heard a few people scream “rape” over the years, but I’ve never heard anyone scream rape and found out that they were legitimately being attacked. Of course, I hope I never do, but the few times I did hear someone screaming “rape”, I bolted towards them to try to help and Just like the story The Boy Who Cried Wolf, the more often we hear something that’s supposed to be alarming and it turns out not to be, the less likely we are to react to that same call the next time. Eventually, that warning or call for help becomes meaningless.

Screaming “rape” when it’s not necessary diminishes the weight that alarm has, not only for you, but for everyone. It’s an extremely selfish act to do so and it makes you seem like a crazy bitch.

If some guy is annoying you, there are thousands of other things you can do to resolve the situation. If you believe you’re in danger, call the police. If you don’t believe you’re in danger, go somewhere else. If you really, really want to stay there, find a way to either put up with the annoyance, or call someone to come and be there with you. Do anything other than unnecessarily screaming “rape” at the top of your lungs.

Crazy bitch tip: Do not cry wolf.

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