The explosive #MeToo campaign has changed the way men and women interact forever.
As sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations continue to snowball across the globe -- men and women find themselves traipsing new terrain.
Whilst most women gladly welcome the increased awareness that #metoo brings. A legion of men find themselves paralysed by the fear of being accused.
In 2018, how do men go about making the first move in a way which is self-assured yet mindful of a woman’s boundaries?
Is there any room left for men to be playful and fun without being classified a harasser?
Unfortunately, there will never be a foolproof approach because all women are individuals.
What one woman considers harmless flirting, another woman considers sexual harassment.
In the wake of #metoo and this new era we find ourselves in -- I’ve collated a list. I hope it helps!
DON'T APPROACH WOMEN WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING A CAR
It was a sunny afternoon in 2017, when I set off for a brisk walk.
I was listening to Lily Allen on my ipod.
Suddenly, a guy in a Porsche, started driving beside me.
He parked his car further up the road and wound down his window.
My heart started to pound as I approached the vehicle.
This had happened to me numerous times and I found it agitating, to say the least.
I walked past his Porsche and ignored him. I left my headphones in and pretended he didn’t exist.
He reacted childishly by accelerating up the road and doing burnouts.
What did this man hope to achieve?
Did he think that because he drove a Porsche, I was going to hop into his car and spread my legs?
It doesn’t matter if YOUR DICK responds to a woman walking along the footpath.
It’s NEVER okay to approach her this way.
Would you like your mother, sister, daughter or niece to be approached in this manner? I would hope not.
It’s fucking CREEPY. Don’t do it!
My name is Vanessa de Largie.