The internet was abuzz this week when natural YouTube vlogger, MeekFro posted a video to her social media accounts showing a young man following her in a store as she was trying to walk away to shake his advances.
This isn’t how you approach a woman … chasing after her like she owes you something isn’t respectful pic.twitter.com/nIUVR4vBrl
— toonami mami (@MeetMeByTheBae) March 11, 2015
While, we’ve only seen a snippet of the video, her friend confirmed the incident and mentioned that the young man continued to press on after initially being told “no.”
MeekFro also posted another video a few days earlier of another man attempting to initiate unwanted conversation.
UPDATE: the full video has been posted which shows the men followed her from the street to the inside of the store
Of course the internet had a lot to say.
Some felt the incident was clearly harassment:
“It’s street harassment when she declines communication and you keep trying to force it”
Others felt differently…
“she obviously wanted to ‘prove’ that she gets talked to…it had nothing to do with ‘harassment’ ”
There’s no denying that Mykel is a beautiful woman and the young man might have been overwhelmed by her flowing locs. However at what point is enough..enough? Can one safely avoid unwanted advances?
Just last October, Mary Spears, a mother of 3 was killed after rejecting a man’s advances in a club. Spears politely informed the male assailant that she had a fiancé and wasn’t interested. Unsatisfied with her response, the man proceeded to open fire on Spears and later the crowd, injuring five members of her family.
What do you think? Have you been followed in attempts to get your number? Do you feel there is a safe way to respond?