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Men Force Kisses On Women ... Fer Fun, Guys!

By Courtney Enlow | Miscellaneous | September 12, 2013 | Comments ()


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I don’t like pranks.

I don’t like pranks. I think they’re mean, I don’t think they’re funny, I hate everyone, these guys are the worst, I want to hit things.

So, a couple of fuckknuckles from YouTube named LAHWF and Stuart Edge filmed a video where they performed a fascinating social experiment on the cultural implications of greetings based upon different societal norms. LOL, JK, what they really did was force-kiss ladies to make people laugh at them on the internet.

I don’t like pranks.

In another one, they “sweep girls off their feet” and by that I mean they pick them the fuck up without warning and just carry them off.

I don’t like pranks.

I’m uncomfortable and squicked and I want to lie down. And you know what really twists my tit? THE GIGGLING OF IT ALL. The polite OK-ness of these women because that’s how we’ve been so trained to just fucking take it because it’s all in good fun, right? GROSS. I WANT TO CRY IN A FIELD.

I DON’T LIKE PRANKS.



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  • stryker1121

    Why didn't they try to kiss a couple of guys? That's very European, no?

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    Ok I have two more wrinkles to this one:

    1. What would happen at that same Utah Valley School if those same men were doing the EXACT same thing to other men???

    2. What if the two guys were black? Utah Valley is very very white. There's nothing evil about that fact, but it means there's more homogeneity and shared cultural norms. I'm betting that a lot of the girls had an initial reaction that they should know the person kissing because they look like people they know.

  • LadyBuggy

    Coming from someone that is from Utah and works with multiple interns that are currently attending UVU, I can confidently say that people would have reacted differently if these boys were trying to kiss men or black men had tried this with white girls. It would have been all over the local news after the guys conducting their "experiment" were all arrested for assault.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I was just thinking about this. What would the reaction to the crowd be if two black guys ran up to these girls and carried them off? I bet it wouldn't be as cute to the students then.

    This is an excellent exercise in race and privilege.

  • dizzylucy

    One of the very best things I ever did was take a self defense course in college, (taught by a Big Ten wrestling coach who did not mess around). Thankfully I've never had to actually use the skills learned in that class, but have always felt a little better knowing them.
    I hope the next woman these d-bags assault has learned the same, or even better, is like my cousin who competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kicks serious ass.

  • Emm82

    Ladies & gentlemen, roll up & see a perfect example of privilege at work.

  • RhymesWithSilver

    You know what? If this happened to me, I'd giggle, too, because I would find it amusing. It certainly doesn't qualify as "assault" in my book. And that's why I'd giggle. Not because I'm brainwashed, but because this might actually amuse me. I don't think I'd feel especially endangered in this specific situation, and You have to consider it a valid possibility that on my inner scales this would drop the "entertaining" side waaay more than the "violating" side. And I'm sure that's why many of these women are giggling- because running into these goofballs was more funny than it was alarming, they had a laugh, and were totally fine with it. Like, for reals, fine with it. And THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY WRONG. Sure, these guys were being tools, but don't infantilize a bunch of women by saying they've been violated and diminished when it's also possible they may have had a smooch and a twirl and gone on their merry way. By all means, don't lionize the guys for thinking this is a great idea (I'm also surprised that these guys didn't get their noses broken by the end of the day), but don't demonize or patronize the women for maybe not thinking this is totally horrible. Sure, not every woman is going to think this is a hoot, but some will, and I'd maintain that this doesn't mean I'm brainwashed, weak, stupid or naive.

  • Dumily

    Uh- oh. Of all my long, ranty posts, I'm worried this might be my longest and rantiest. First off, I feel you. Feminists can't say "women get to make their own choices", and then when women make choices feminists don't agree with say "Oh, it's because she's been brainwashed by society." Women are adults, if they make choices with which I disagree, I have to accept it's because we disagree not because other women are mindless children. So yes, women can enjoy a kiss from a stranger, women can be in on the joke, women can recognize that physical contact is not necessarily physical assault. But these women in the video aren't enjoying that smooch and twirl. Because they clearly pull away, because they push back against the men, because they turn their heads away from the kiss. Because Ive watched the video a few times now (and don't feel good about it), and I still haven't seen a single woman who actively goes in for the kiss. If one of the women had gone in for a kiss A.) It still would have been battery although retroactively consented to, B.) it would still be a little creepy because the men didn't know how the women would be reacting, and C.) it wouldn't have been "funny." Because the comedy gold that's being mined here is watching women squirm while being physically intimidated. So it's sad that some men believe violating a women's physical space is funny, and it's sadder that women who are clearly physically uncomfortable have been socialized to diffuse the situation by laughing and playing up the "joke."

  • marigi

    I suspect they selected only those pranks in which girls didn't react negatively. It seems impossible to me that they should ALL be ok with this. Also, maybe it's the environment that allows for something like this (college?), rather that it taking place on a street, where strangers might feel compelled to come in and hit the guys...

  • Leigh

    I have a feeling that the women in these videos would act differently if they weren't on a college campus (as in, we would see a lot more screaming, slapping or punching.) On campus, they are surrounded by their peers. They are acquainted with, or have regularly seen, most of the people walking down the halls with them. Also, on campus you occasionally expect to witness a stupid prank by a frat or sorority. So their frame of reference and their reaction seems to be more confused than horribly threatened. If they tried this in a busy urban mall or in a bar, I wonder if the reactions would be different.

  • The Mama

    This is making me delurk and comment, dammit.

    Mrs. Julien is right when she says that women have a conditioned response to this kind of stuff, and sadly, that conditioned response is usually to shut up and take it politely, to put it bluntly. If you cause a fuss over this, you're a bitchy feminist who can't take a joke. If you smile politely and try to laugh it off, you wind up back in your dorm room or apartment (given these girls' younger ages) telling the crazy story to your friends, but maybe taking a little extra time in the shower, and most definitely spending the next few weeks feeling incredibly on edge. And that's if you don't have any kind of history with sexual assault, an abusive adult, or a boyfriend who likes to slap you around.

    My ex husband used to call me "woman". As in, "Woman, make me a sandwich." (One of the eleventy billion reasons he is now my ex, and no, he didn't do that until after we were married.) I *hated* it when he called me that, because, as I explained about a thousand times, there's no good snappy comeback to that. Either I refuse and I'm a bitch, or I submit and I feel pretty horrible about myself. That's exactly what these guys are doing, only on a much grander scale.

    And you know, it would be one thing if these guys were actually doing a social experiment and discussed social norms and the reactions of the women. But I think these idiots just thought they were being funny.

  • emmalita

    You should delurk more often.

  • Uriah_Creep

    There has always been inappropriate behavior like this, especially by men, but social media has somehow made it more acceptable to some people. Like, if you don't laugh, you don't "get it". YouTube... shining beacon of society. Blerg...

  • cicatricella

    If those dudes ever tried to pull that shit on me they would be given a healthy serving of knuckle sandwich, with sides. And I *am* from a culture that includes cheek kissing as a part of greeting a friend.

  • junierizzle

    This doesn't qualify as a prank, it's dudes just trying to kiss girls.

  • derp

    Well, just remember that they probably didn't include the women who were NOT okay with it in the oh so hilarious videos.

  • LadyBuggy

    This "prank" was staged at Utah Valley University, and was all over the local news. Growing up in "Happy Valley" and being an outsider is strange, and I can't say that these types of stunts are all that uncommon here. A lot of the kids here that have been raised in the dominant religion are so naive and sheltered that I believe they actually thought this was no big deal. If they had tried this on another campus in another state (or even a campus in Salt Lake), I think they would have been throat punched by a few of the girls.

  • foolsage

    Someone, please tase these bros.

  • jeannebean

    In the nuts.

  • foolsage

    That would be best, agreed. Also, it needs to be filmed. For posterity.

  • apsutter

    Pranks are the worst!!! Most are mean spirited and just plain unkind. I'm very glad that I fell in love with a man who feels the same way about them because if I dated someone who played pranks on me I'd have to end it.

  • Maddy

    As someone who admittedly feels overly uncomfortable with physical contact, I would flip my shit if someone tried this on me (I wish but would probably laugh uncomfortably)

  • It looks like they're at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, UT where non-mormons, jack mormons, or people who think they're too cool for BYU go.

    What I'm saying is, I'm not surprised this douchery happened in the heart of Utah Valley where awkwardness and strict gender norms reign supreme.

  • realitee

    ' And you know what really twists my tit? THE GIGGLING OF IT ALL. The
    polite OK-ness of these women because that’s how we’ve been so trained
    to just fucking take it because it’s all in good fun, right?'

    I know right? It's not like these women might, *GASP* actually be enjoying themselves! Or just find it a bit of light humour? No. No, they surely must be mindless sheep, moulded by society to sit by and take patriarchies dick with a big smile on their face!

    Don't you find it a little sexist calling out these women like that? That they are too dumb to realize that they are being 'sexually harrassed'? Maybe, just maybe, they found this a bit of light hearted fun? By their reactions, many don't appear to be slighted - they look like they're enjoying themselves.

    If I were a cynic I'd claim that you were trying to push an agenda here where it doesn't exist.

  • Jenn TheYellowDart

    May I ask how YOU would react to surprise physical contact that can render you defenceless?
    Or do you walk around generally unafraid of assault?

    I can't recall the last time I walked around in public without having to be alert and aware of my surroundings. As a woman who has never been harmed, but has been in a situation where that was imminent, I can attest that if that "kiss" or "swept off your feet" scenario happened to me, there would be a key in someone's eye or cheek.

  • Dumily

    I don't see a lot of women enjoying themselves in that video. I see a lot of clear cases where they pull away from the men assaulting them. I see hands on chests pushing those men away. I see turned heads. And I see uncomfortable laughing because people in general, but women in particular, are taught not to make a scene and to make the people around them comfortable.

  • stryker1121

    Uncomfortable, inappropriate, awkward and douchey on part of the guys, but "assault?" Maybe i'm going by the letter of the law here, but how is this assault?

  • Dumily

    "Generally, the essential elements of assault consist of an act intended to cause an apprehension of harmful or offensive contact that causes apprehension of such contact in the victim." That's how it's assault.

  • The Original Violet

    Agreed. And I noticed that, in groups of 2 or more women, the guys are typically trying to kiss the smallest woman. Maybe smaller = more attractive to these fucknuts. Highly possible. Or... perhaps they're classic predators, instinctively going after the smallest, seemingly weakest prey. Or maybe both.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Agreed. Either reaction is a trap for women: If they giggle, then they wanted it or don't mind it. If they yelled or shoved these morons, then they'd be a "bitch" with "no sense of humor". You know, the kind of woman realitee was describing...
    How about we all just agree to keep our hands to our fucking selves, ok?

  • sanity fair

    Thank you, Dumily, for saying exactly what came to my mind.

  • GDI

    There's gotta tonnes (metric) of used footage of women reacting much more violently. Or perhaps they are in on the "joke".
    What the hell do I know?

  • Martin Holterman

    Greeting people you don't know as if you do makes for a mildly amusing clip.
    (For the life of me I have no idea why everyone is yelling assault, though.)

  • Bea Pants

    There are plenty of ways greeting people you don't know as if you do without unwanted touching or kissing. If they had tried advancing on me after I was pulling away from them, they'd have come away with claw marks.

  • GDI

    KassemG pulls that off the awkward humor without being so rape-y. He is still somewhat misogynist, but often times, it seems like it's part of the act.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I disagree. I've seen a few videos where he slaps women between their thighs and I think he can only get away with this because he's got a camera.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    I know that if it were me, no question I would feel compelled to laugh it off even though I would feel so uncomfortable that he touched me between my legs, in public, and on camera.

    I've been having this same argument for weeks with a (male) lawyer buddy who insists women want are attracted to this sort of thing and that my objections are in the minority. I'm heartened to see that so many people here feel exactly the way I do - that they don't want to pawed in this way, and that it's not funny or appealing.

  • Active Misogyny

    Bitches, man. They have no sense of humour.

  • emmalita

    Isn't it great when you can just sit back and watch the fruits of your labor?

  • Katylalala

    You're right - it isn't assault. It's full-on battery.

  • Martin Holterman

    I'm a man and not used to being kissed by other men, but if a guy came up to me and kissed me in the cheek, it would be one hell of an overreaction to call it sexual battery, or battery of any kind.

  • Katylalala

    Yeah, you didn't need to tell me that you're a man. You made that obvious the second you said "I have no idea why everyone is yelling assault".

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Laws are not written for the protection of you. They are written for the protection of everyone. And while you might not care if a stranger decides to force contact with you, there are a number of people who don't want to be groped/kissed/molested/raped.

    Also, if a girl is leaning away from you and you keep going, that's a pretty clear indicator she's not a fan of what you're doing.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    It's an unwanted intrusion into the person's personal space. That's not okay, regardless of your or the offender's gender.

    I would at least shove the guy violently away.

  • lowercase_ryan

    THIS RIGHT HERE IS THE BIG POINT!!!!!!

    Martin, in our world women are sexually victimized exponentially more often than men. Men don't fear sexual assault, they just don't. WOMEN DO!! So for you to dismiss their grievances with a "well if I was in that position...yada yada" it's irrelevant. You will most likely never be in that position and you should count your lucky stars for that. Women get put in that position every day and it's not fair. What you're doing is excusing behavior that we shouldn't be excusing.

    Is battery over the top? How the hell should I know, I'm no lawyer. I do know that these two men try to instigate sexual contact without the women's consent. Look at how they do it too, cheek (non-sexual) cheek (non-sexual) lips (SEXUAL). It's NOT right and it's NOT funny.

  • Guest

    That, right there is the problem; "sexual contact"??? Are you insane? What about a kiss in the cheek is even remotely sexual?

  • Jezzer

    Because we're in the United States, where kissing is almost exclusively a sign of either familial affection or romantic intent?

  • You remember the bit in 'Pulp Fiction' where Jules and Vincent are talking about foot rubs and how while it's not the same thing as cunnilingus, it's "in the same fuckin' ballpark"? It's the same thing here.

  • Mrs. Julien

    You are leaving out the "from a stranger" portion of that question.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I'm saying a kiss on the cheek isn't sexual, the go cheek, cheek, lips. The lips are the sexual part. It's like they weasel their way in and they just hope they have disarmed the girl enough to not object.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    ...

    It's a kiss. Seriously? You don't find kissing to be sexual?

  • Dumily

    And if a guy came up and pretending to take a swing at you? Or made it clear that he was intending to physically assault you? If he pushed you once and was coming at you with the clear intention of pushing you again, would it still be an overreaction if you called that battery?

  • Martin Holterman

    No... But I'm not sure what the point of that statement is.

  • Fleur

    The point is that, for a woman, a stranger forcing a kiss on her, or touching her unexpectedly in any way, shape or form, is as threatening as a swing or punch would be to a man.

  • Martin Holterman

    Not buying it.

  • Dumily

    What the guys were doing was sexual assault. Calling it such isn't an overreaction. If a guy physically assaults you, a "hey, don't worry, it was just a YouTube joke!" doesn't make it any less of a physical assault.

  • Martin Holterman

    Legally, any touch without consent is a battery, no matter how light. But that doesn't make it reasonable to apply that definition in normal conversation.

  • Katylalala

    I have to hand it to you, Martin, you are an excellently oblivious troll.

    I hope.

  • nosio

    Uhh, you realize this is a conversation about strange men approaching women they do not know and forcibly kissing them, right? In what scenario is that "normal"? The definition applies.

  • Dumily

    WTF? "Any touch without consent is a battery, no matter how light." So you agree that what's happening in the video is battery?

  • Martin Holterman

    Legally? Absolutely.

  • Dumily

    And battery's cool with you?

  • Martin Holterman

    De minimis non curat lex.

  • Katylalala

    Funny that you consider unwanted sexual contact a trivial thing.

    No wait, that's not funny. That's fucking HORRIBLE. That is an objectively horrible opinion to hold.

  • Martin Holterman

    That's my point: the sexual aspect of this whole thing is a figment of your imagination.

  • Swift

    It is adorable that you learnt a latin phrase so that you could condescendingly dismiss things that you don't find important.

    Much easier than actually responding to questions

  • Martin Holterman

    If you're a fan, I learned many more latin phrases in high school and in law school. That said, there is nothing condescending about saying that something is a trifle when it is.

  • Jezzer

    I am absolutely gobsmacked that someone demonstrating a lack of empathy is in law school. Next you'll be telling us you're a conservative.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    De minimis non curat lex. The law doesn't concern itself with trifles?

    This isn't a trifle, and your repetition of that phrase is beyond condescending. This isn't the case of an eggshell plaintiff - comment after comment after comment expresses that this sort of behavior is unwanted. I don't want a strange man forcibly touching me -joke or no- without my consent. Ever. The women writing here don't want it. It's not much of a limb to say that women at large don't want it. This is no trifle - this is my right, and it is supported by the law.

    How many ways must we say "no" before *you* get it?

    While you might reasonably argue that these boys didn't fully understand the implications of what they were doing and intended no harm, it's not your place to demand that we dismiss the behavior outright or that our objections are unreasonable. And despite your claim to the contrary, I'd be very curious to see how you would handle similar unwanted attention: if a man attempted to kiss you and pick you up I doubt very much you would consider it a trifle.

  • Martin Holterman

    Like I said, there is no question that this is touching without consent. So is shoving someone in the street, but it would be unreasonable to describe that - outside a narrow legal context - as an assault too.

    If I were the subject of this treatment, I'd imagine I'd be very uncomfortable and awkward. Whether I would find it funny is doubtful. (But then, I didn't find it all that funny even now.) But assaulted, hells no.

    (As for women at large, I've kissed more women hello and/or goodbye than I can remember. Just because Americans have weird hangups is no reason to project that onto women generally.)

  • Mrs. Julien

    I thought it was a good "male version" analogy that dumily made. So if a male stranger were to start randomly pushing you and acting aggressively towards you, that isn't an assault? Where does the line lie and who gets to make that determination?

    If the stranger kissed you, our culture generally tells us a man should respond with violence as that is the appropriate male response to unwanted sexual contact from another man. And that your reaction would be considered reasonable and excusable. But if a woman responded that way, she would generally be told she was overreacting even though someone who is very likely bigger and stronger is dominating her body in some way.

  • Martin Holterman

    "Acting aggresively"??? Which clip have you been watching?

  • Mrs. Julien

    Is a person being touched without their permission or to offer assistance by a stranger?

    You don't have to get this, you just have to get that you don't get this and some of us have a very different perspective on it.

  • Martin Holterman

    I get that people disagree with me on just about any topic imaginable, but that does not mean that all opinions are created equal. Some opinions are legitimately batty. Describing a kiss in the cheek as sexual assault is one of them.

  • Dumily

    Great. Explain to me why this is funny then. If the joke isn't "we're doing something that's over the line and socially unacceptable and doing so in a sexual manner", then you tell me why the video is funny.

  • Martin Holterman

    Well, in my original comment I only said that it was mildly funny. As far as I can tell the point is that they're greeting people they don't know as if they do.

  • nosio

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it's "mildly funny" to you because the women are extremely uncomfortable, and their physical reactions belie that. If their reactions were blase or even enthusiastic, there would be nothing remotely interesting about this video. It would just be a series of clips in which it looks like two people who know each other are greeting each other.

    The fact that we're being asked to laugh at women's discomfort with strange men sexually assaulting them is neither "mildly funny" nor even a little bit funny. It's gross, and I'm tired of it. We should all be tired of it by now.

  • Dumily

    Bullshit. They aren't shaking hands or talking about a pretend class that they have together. They aren't calling the women by the wrong name or giving really personal information right away because they're pretending to know someone they don't. They're intentionally initiating physical contact, and when it becomes readily apparent that the contact is unwanted, they keep trying for it. This isn't Borat. This is Date Rape For Beginners.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Brilliant.

    Seriously look at both videos. Step one - carry girls off. Step two - force contact.

    It's fucking disturbing.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Oh God, that scene with Pamela Anderson in Borat. I just kept saying, "Did she know about this? She must have known about this. Can you imagine how terrifying it was if she didn't know about this?'

  • Dumily

    I had the same reaction. Luckily I was able to calm myself relatively quickly by remembering that I hadn't heard any stories about Sacha Baron Cohen being arrested and I would have heard about him being arrested if he picked up and ran away with Pamela Anderson without her consent because he definitely would have been arrested because picking up a woman and running away with her without her consent IS FUCKING ASSAULT AND BATTERY.

  • Mrs. Julien

    That was my thought process, too.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    Touching someone without their consent is assault. If you need to leave the 'sexual' part off, go for it. It's still assault.

  • Mrs. Julien

    ...Sorry guys, I realised I was speechifying at the wrong person.

    Or are the upvotes for my ellipsis?

  • Wigamer

    I always upvote ellipses because I can't resist them!

  • Martin Holterman

    De minimis non curat lex.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Seriously, please read this:

    Here's the thing that I'd like you to understand about women and what informs this situation. From a young age, we can be the subject of unwanted attention and pressure. Some of it is benign and some of it is
    inappropriate or threatening. We are aware that the men around us are generally physically stronger and therefore potentially capable of forcing their will on us. That does not mean that we spend our time cowering in corners or fretting. It means that we develop an awareness and live by it daily. It's normal to us; however, it also means that we have a conditioned and entirely reasonable response to certain behavior from men. The kind of behavior that right-thinking men don't engage in and that we do not experience often (if we are lucky). It's part of the social contract. But when someone we don't know tries to get close to us, or touches us in a way that we perceive to be physically-threatening (which often overlaps with sexually-threatening), we have learned to recognise this as a potential danger and respond accordingly. It's not just a peck on the cheek. It is someone we don't know touching us against our will.

  • GDI

    Threat, coercion, and/or forcing physical contact constitutes sexual assault, so there usually isn't a need to codifying a separate offense of "sexual battery". I do believe that some states might have the separate term, but I can't recall any right now.

    EDIT: I have the internet, trololol.
    Florida is the only state that I found to use the term sexual battery.

  • nosio

    OMG* THIS VID IS HELARIOUS** THESE GUYS ARE SOO FUNNY*** THEY SHOULD BE RECOGNISED**** FOR THEIR GENIUS*****! !!!1!

    *Holy shit
    *Indescribably cringe-inducing and embarrassing
    **Out of line
    ****Cited/internet shamed
    *****Sexual assault tactics

  • Mrs. Julien

    I'm not sure it's how women are trained to react. I can't watch at work, but couldn't the laughter be an initial shock and relief response? I can imagine responding that way right before the blinding rage and 911 calls kicked in.

  • Berry

    A man groped me a little over a month ago when I was interviewing him. I guess he took my interest in his answers to my interview questions as an interest to have sex with him. It was a blink and you miss it kind of situation, but fairly awful nonetheless. It physically hurt, for one thing. And it just boggles the mind that someone would ever think it's okay to do that. But the point here is that yes, before I even really decided what to do, I laughed. Laughed and then pushed his hand away. I guess it was an attempt to defuse the situation without angering him. It was awful.

  • emmalita

    Berry, yuck! I'm so sorry you had that experience.

  • Berry

    Thanks. What truly sucks about stuff like that is that even after some years of calling myself a feminist, there was a part of me that felt humiliated and ashamed, even though I had done absolutely nothing wrong: he had.

  • Emm82

    I laugh inappropriately all the time, when stupid shit like this is pulled. I did when a 30 year old man hit on me when I was 14. It's an ingrained response so as not to escalate a situation. Later you get pissed off that you didn't do better. (or maybe it's just me anyway!)

  • There was an article on Jezebel about this that mentioned remembering being that age and laughing at things like that in the moment, then going home, curling up, and feeling terrible.

    As much as I'd like to say I'd kick or punch or protest or something if someone tried to pull something like that on me, I'm afraid laughing or giggling then feeling terrible in private is more or less how I'd react in the moment.

  • emmalita

    When I was in college a guy I didn't know grabbed my hand and started kissing it. I felt horribly uncomfortable so I laughed until I could get away. Someone else had to intervene because the guy wouldn't let go.

    When I was in my early 30's I passed a group of guys walking down the street. One of them reached out and touched my breast. Without even thinking about it I swung around and punched him in the back of the head.

    I consider the punching to be the more mature response.

  • toplol

    'There was an article on Jezebel about'

    Stopped reading.

  • Sirilicious

    Don't you have an aunt or something making lots of money from home and are you willing to tell us how? Maybe you'd get more upvotes then.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I will absolutely concur that in an unpleasant situation (one I can very clearly think of) I immediately laughed loudly. And then yes, feeling hurt and angry for days afterwards. It's hard to explain that the hurt and anger aren't manufactured when "you laughed while it was happening!"

  • I laugh inappropriately all the time. It's like a tic or autonomic coping mechanism and it often doesn't mean I'm happy or enjoying myself.

    Although a pirate did once try to sweep me back and kiss me all movie style and I froze so hard I didn't move. So I guess I really have no idea how I'd react in a situation like that.

  • kbenton

    Gross. Assault is not a goddamn prank.

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