Even today, there are men and women who act like creeps and disturb someone constantly. Luckily, on the Internet, you still get the liberty to block people or shut your computer to walk away from them. But in real life, creeps do not stop bothering you. Women are harassed every single day and sometimes, people come out to discuss such things which turn out to be good.
Recently, Brandon Robert spotted an overly-persistent man hitting on a young woman at the mall. “What drew my attention was other people watching this girl talking to this guy,” he told Hiptoro.
“My first impression of the girl was that she was very fearful. She was a smaller girl and the man that was harassing her was much bigger. She seemed very uncomfortable,” Brandon explained.
“You could see the man was clearly under the influence and just by looking at the girl’s face you could tell she was terribly uncomfortable.”
He carefully observed the situation and tried to talk to the woman for helping her get rid of the man. Scroll down to know a little more about the incident.
Recently, TikToker Brandon Robert spotted a woman hit on by an overly-persistent man who he said appeared to be intoxicated or on drugs
So Brandon intervened
@thebrandonrobertShe was so thankful ??♬ original sound – Brandon Robert
He caught the situation on video and uploaded it to TikTok, where the video now has over 33 million views
“After I pretended to know the girl I walked her out of the shop we were in and then walked her out to the car in case he decided to follow.” Luckily, he didn’t and that was the end of that.
In 2016 when an international sample of 1341 individuals responded to an online survey, the results of it was that men are likely to be more creepy than female.
“I wasn’t sure about posting this video as social media loves to glamorize life and this video surely showed the darker side of what actually goes on,” Brandon said
“I’m glad I posted it as it seemed to open many eyes across social media”
Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D., the author of the study and the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College, said the results of the survey about who creeps put more make sense because if getting creeped out is a reaction to a potential threat, men are simply more physically dangerous to men and to women alike.
“Women almost universally reported the feeling that the guy in question had some sort of sexual interest in them, and this was not perceived as harmless or flattering,” McAndrew explained. “The fact that women are simply at greater risk for sexual assault and that the costs of this are potentially greater for them means that they must be especially vigilant about sexual threats, and hence, they are more likely to fear that a guy may not be just a creep, but a pervert as well.”
People have been praising Brandon for taking action
He also added that words like ‘pervert’ and ‘creepy’ are used interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two and should not be used at it is done.
“Guys can be creepy for a variety of reasons that are unrelated to sexuality, but I propose that a pervert is a creep who sets off alarm bells because he poses some sort of sexual threat,” he explained his thoughts on the subject. “In other words, a pervert has sex on his mind—and it is probably sex that is unusual, deviant, and possibly dangerous.”
Some wondered why he decided to record the encounter in the first place, but these comments seem to perfectly explain it
Some academic studies state, that because of creeps, ordinary men find it difficult to approach a woman they like. They find difficulty in expressing their feelings without crossing the line.
“Some men are at greater risk than others in such situations. Good-looking men with strong social skills can typically get away with a lot more than awkward guys with unusual and less attractive physical traits.”
The TikTok inspired women to share similar unpleasant and downright frightening experiences they’ve had
Luckily, Brandon isn’t the only one who steps in when something like this is happening