Just livin' large and in charge as the cuddliest creature of the sea.
@AdamM If women weren't terrified of being killed after a "NO" maybe they wouldn't need to give out fake numbers. This is why I am more or less agoraphobic and rarely leave the house. I've had too many scary experiences including surviving attempted murder.
@beetnemesis Sometimes you give out a fake number so you won't be murdered. I've run into some scary men that I gave them a fake number just so I can escape!
@Erica Geissman@facebook It's not that we're being childish. I've given fake numbers to men because I was afraid of what they'd do to me if I didn't give them some number. I had a guy grab me by the hair when I told him I didn't want to give out my number. Good thing there were some good guys who saw what happened and grabbed him and called the cops. It makes me afraid to go out anywhere. =(
By Brigid Leigh Ryan@facebook on The bell hooks Hotline: For When You'd Rather Not Give Out Your Number
@Erica Geissman@facebook it is wonderful that you've never had a guy refuse to take no for an answer. However, I've had far too many for my own comfort. I will be giving this number out if the situation arises again. It would be wonderful if people would just be adults and not harass me for my phone number when I clearly have no desire to give it out. But sadly that isn't always the case. More than once I've had to call security at my job simply because I guy wouldn't take no for an answer.
@Erica Geissman@facebook omg wowwww you clearly don't understand how awesome this is. Be adults?! Don't harass someone for their cellphone number.
@HellBooks I'd still rather be a foolishly naive and shamefully deceitful child than a murder victim.
@KevinP Women are people, not puzzles. Stating that women are uncivil just illustrates how little you understand what a real woman's life is like. I don't owe you anything. If I feel uncomfortable and want to get away without a confrontation, I don't owe it to you do to what you prefer--even if that is just being honest about not having any interest in you. Women do not evade men in this way because it is a puzzle or a game, women do it because they just want to go about their day without getting followed, yelled at, and harassed. I didn't ask for you to hit on me and I don't owe anything to you just because you did.
@HellBooks Get some help, freak.
@Chris Stout@facebook dude, Chris, do you remember that show "To Catch a Predator?" Where they roped in pedophile guys who thought they were going to meet a 12 year old girl at her house? Then when he got there, the show's host came out and the guy was mortified on national TV? Did you know that a couple of those men actually got caught TWICE? With the same scheme? My point is, having this number out there is not going to be a problem. Because the type of men we'd give it to just aren't smart.
@AdamM might be ok if she's not feeling threatened, but ends up being super aggressive if she is. Why not just wait until later? What do you have to gain from "checking on the spot"?