For some reason I would never mess with Leanna Carr. She hails from Colorado and she’s a professional weight lifter. If anything, I would just say, “Hello how are you?” and that would be it.
I definitely wouldn’t a coward and grope her from behind. That’s what happened to Carr recently when she was in Dublin, Ireland.
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She wrote on Twitter about the incident:
“While walking down the street in Dublin earlier this week, a man grabbed my butt. He proceeded to laugh hysterically and said “you’re an American, you probably liked it”.
Apparently traveling solo has made me a better person bc my first reaction was to punch him in the face.”
Since the Tweet went out a few days ago, it’s be favorited over 24,000 times. Safe to say it resonated with some of her followers.
While walking down the street in Dublin earlier this week, a man grabbed my butt. He proceeded to laugh hysterically and said “you’re an American, you probably liked it”. Apparently traveling solo has made me a better person bc my first reaction was to punch him in the face 😳 pic.twitter.com/qJ82a3iimI
— Leanna Carr (@Leanna_Carr) April 21, 2018
Some of her followers commented and said things like:
“Try carry any type of body spray in your bag & use it to spray on the face or simply aim for the bollocks🤯, this is what I tell my daughters.”
“Not sure why anyone thinks that it is ok to violate someone else’s space and make vulgar gestures like that. From your knuckles, it looks like you got him pretty good though!!”
…and my favorite…
“As a fellow solo travler, YAAAAAS GIRL”
Carr went on to talk to The Independent about the incident:
“I was walking in a hurry to catch my bus, when I felt someone grab my bum, hard. I turned around a little shocked initially, and said ‘what the f*ck’ to him. He started laughing, and said ‘oh you’re an American… you probably liked it’,” she told Independent.ie.
I am never a violent person, and I have never punched anyone before… but I became so angry and had so much adrenaline that my reaction was to punch him. I got him on the cheek bone, hard.”
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Why is it so hard to say nice things about ourselves? 🔹This week I had the opportunity to be a guest presenter for a local middle school’s health/wellness unit. I presented to 8 classes & over 200 adolescent aged girls about the importance of self-esteem, body image, & positive self-talk. We did an activity that involved EACH girl to step outside of her comfort zone & say something positive about herself, whether it was about her body, personality, goals, something she was proud of, etc. As suspected, many girls struggled with this activity. A few of them couldn’t think of ONE positive thing to say. I facilitated a discussion afterwards & asked them why it was so difficult. Their answers consisted of: -I don’t want to seem conceited/better than others -It’s easier to pick out the negatives -I don’t say nice things about myself very often. -I’m not confident -I don’t like the way I look -I’m a teenage girl with a weird body -I compare myself to other people -I’m worried that people won’t agree with what I think -I am different from what society considers beautiful 🔹This was disheartening to hear, but it gave me the opportunity to explain why self-love was so important. It doesn’t mean thinking that you’re better than anyone else, nor does it involve purposefully hurting or putting others down. It’s not something that is situational & it shouldn’t undulate with success or the seasons. Having self love while setting goals of self-betterment aren’t two concepts that are mutually exclusive. Our heads are filled with thoughts that we let in from the outside, they manifest & manipulate our perceived abilities and our worth. Positive self-talk has been PROVEN to enhance performance, confidence, and success across a multitude of avenues. And if more people said nice things about themselves, then it would become the norm and it wouldn’t be so hard to do. But it has to start somewhere. “I am the most important person in the world… to me. I am proud of this person. I accept this person. I will do whatever it takes to make this person’s dreams come true ”. This is crucial to teach our next generation. Every child deserves to know his/her worth.
She continued onto say:
“I started yelling a couple more things to him like ‘don’t ever touch a girl like that again, I could get you arrested’. He became very mad and I thought he was going to hit back.
But there was an older couple next to us who saw the whole thing and the gentleman told the scumbag to keep walking. The man started laughing again and then crossed the street to disappear in the crowd of people.”
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She concluded with:
“Maybe you haven’t seen it, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. No matter what country you’re in. Sexual harassment happens every day from complete strangers and most women do not know the correct way to respond.
In the past, I probably would have felt too shocked and timid to have dealt with the situation. I probably would have just walked away… and that man probably would have continued to prey on innocent women.
I never use Twitter and didn’t write the post for attention, but I’m glad it went viral. This is something that is very common and hopefully it encourages more women to feel comfortable and able to stand up for themselves if it does happen to them.”
Safe to say no one will be messing with her again. Props to Carr for standing tall against the creeps out there.
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