Sophia Bush Just Stood Up for Women Everywhere With Her Open Letter to a Male Harasser
As women, it’s unfortunately likely that we’ve all encountered that guy: The one that simply can’t (or won’t!) take a hint. Whether he’s barraging us with questions during our morning commute after we’ve made it clear that we’re not interested in small talk, or worse, taken it one step farther and made us feel totally ill at ease with his body language or topic of conversation (lewd jokes NOT welcome at the office or anywhere else, thank you very much), he exists, and it’s just something we have to deal with as females. Right?
Wrong, says Sophia Bush! No stranger to using social media as a force for change, the Chicago P.D. actress had a very dreaded “that guy” experience while flying in an airplane recently, and she was NOT having it.
Following the trip, she angrily took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the man and the matter at hand.
And no, she wasn’t just in a bad mood or being a diva, as some will inevitably suggest — she was more than happy to take selfies with other, more polite male airport-goers, going so far as to respond to his Twitter post with the note, “Thanks for being so sweet.”
Though she doesn’t go into specifics about exactly what the offending passenger originally said or did to upset her, it is, sadly, a message that resonates with many — the tweet has been liked 4.6K times as of press-time (her follow-up tweet earned 476 likes, to give you some reference).
We’re not sure if her plane admirer will ever read the message directly, but maybe other men (and women!) WILL, and will think twice about being a bit too persistent in their everyday endeavors!
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(h/t E!, photos via Michael Loccisano/Getty)