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Pretend to be a Harassment Victim's Friend: a Brave New Duh

It's one of the oldest duhs in the wing-person book: when your friend gives you the ‘SAVE ME’ eyes as they’re being hit on in a bar, go up to them and pretend to be their partner.

A Parisian artist named Mae suggests taking that concept up a notch: if you see a hate incident happening in public, pretend to be the harassment victim's friend, “pick a random subject and start discussing it … a movie you liked, the weather, saying you like something they wear and asking where they got it … until the attacker leaves.” 

It's so simple, so duh, but it bears re-stating. I'm certainly adding it to my make-John Quiñones-proud-of-me arsenal.

Take a look at Mae’s complete illustrated guide for the dos and don’ts of such an intervention.

By Daley
Dec 29 2016 0 comments