Just last week, a woman by the name of Janese Talton-Jackson was shot for declining a man's advances. She was approached by Charles Mckinney at a bar in Pittsburg. She is now dead.
Her three kids are now motherless.
This is the first of many where women are victims of a man's rage of being rejected, and it's f*cking awful.
People really need to understand that the other person is totally allowed to say 'no' whether that's a date offer, sexual advances, or even a trying to go in for a chat.
I remember when I was still a teenager, an older man asked for my phone number. I politely said 'no,' and that I wasn't interested. He kept asking, maybe expecting me to change my answer. I gave him an even firmer 'no' and asked him to leave me alone. He then pushed and shoved me against the wall -- in a public place. And yelled in my face about how I was this-and-that.
That was one of the most scariest moments. Despite of all of that, I usually do still give a polite rejection, just because I don't like to lead anyone on. But unfortunately, sometimes, some people's anger towards rejection can be so scary, you feel the need to toss your phone number at them.
It's TERRIFYING that in dating, or just being approached by a stranger -- we have to think about if our response will incite murder.