Women Share What Happens When They Don’t Move Aside For Men While Walking

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“Early on in our relationship, my boyfriend had a habit of grabbing my arm and yanking me out of the way when we were walking on the sidewalk and he sensed that somebody was walking in our direction. I asked him why he did it, and he claimed it was his ‘situational awareness and heightened senses from anxiety.’ I asked him to stop. I told him that I also saw the people coming and would adjust accordingly, but just because I was a petite woman didn’t mean that I didn’t deserve to take up any space on the sidewalk.”

“It’s hard to assert your presence as a woman because people assume you’re always the one to be polite and acquiesce to others.” —u/ConniveryDives

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/victoriavouloumanos/women-refuse-to-move-aside-for-men-walking