"He copped a feel of my hips when I foolishly asked for a tour of his studio, stroked my chin and my back and gave me a full body hug as I left.
"He didn't worry about getting consent too much, he just did it."
Long had declined to take part in the prosecution of David Lee-Travis. Prompting comments asking why she is talking about it now in The Sunday Times . Of course I can't answer that, perhaps professional reasons. But as stated before, it's hard to talk about groping if you are hoping for sympathy.
Then there's the issue that part of womanhood today is learnt self-deprecation. If we think we are good (looking) enough to get on in life then many a market collapses.
often women who report being groped are silently considered...hm, kinda boastful.
With this in mind telling someone that a person groped you sounds to the modern woman a little like saying 'my body was so irresistible that a man could not control himself'. It's twisted, it's part of victim-shaming but often women who report being groped are silently considered...hm, kinda boastful.
But if the groper rather than the gropee risked their reputation maybe we would see/feel a sharp reduction in the casual but deliberate brush against move. Which brings us to 'perv-shaming'. American bartender Laura Ramadei wrote an open letter to a man who apparently touched her "ass" and asked if he could take her "to go".
Using his receipt details Laura was able to identify and publicly shame this man, Brian. Meaning we could get Brian's reaction to the letter: "I've grabbed plenty of girls' asses in my life, but I've never grabbed hers. I clearly remember making a joke when the girl said, 'What would you like? I kiddingly said, 'I would like you to go with nothing on it."
Maybe now Brian will update his humour...