Taking the Train

new-york-city-underground-subway-train.jpgOn the train yesterday I came across an incident which takes place every second of the day. I saw an elderly man looking at a girl that could very well be the same age as his daughter in a very disrespectful manner.

This went on for some time and I really tried to wait until the girl herself said something to him…but she didn’t. 

Instead she moved to another place in the train. At this point the man started looking at other women on the train and I could no longer stay quiet. 

I turned to him and asked him what he was looking at. I made sure everyone on the train heard me so that he could realize his mistake.  He was extremely embarrassed and for the rest of the train ride he did not look up from his phone. 

My intention was to give other women on the train the strength to stand up for themselves. There are some that argue that speaking out against such incidents can encourage these people.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you think women should walk away from such situations or should they stand up for themselves? 

Sending a lot of happiness and positive vibes your way, 

Manisha 🙂 


4 thoughts on “Taking the Train”

  1. It is absolutely important to stand and speak for self and others but sometimes in the womenhood we make mistakes too and judge anyone starring, it might be someone’s unintentional habit so we must talk as humans first:)


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