I felt very uncomfortable
I was walking around pasar senen for the first time with a mask and I came across a man who was staring at me for a few minutes. The person next to me was making a joke that she was going to pass out because of how high-priced all the items the man sold were. The man then said “I nearly passed out too, after looking at how beautiful this girl is” and pointed at me. I didn’t find it rude or anything, but then he kept talking about me and my body and it made me feel uncomfortable so I took a few steps back..
He then called me rude and said that he didn’t do anything to me, I should be thankful that he thought I looked like a “goddess”. The person next to me tried to defend me by saying that he’s making me feel uncomfortable and that I’m still young so he shouldn’t be talking about my body or the way I look. She made some way for me to walk away from the situation and consoled me afterward.
I’m feeling alright now, but in the moment, I felt very uncomfortable because I’m only 15 and I don’t think it’s right for a man to be talking about my body while we have a significant age gap, it’s just not appropriate. At the same time, I felt bad for all women because he reminded me that there are so many people in this world that judge people based on their looks. Luckily Someone helped stop the harassment before it could get any worse.
What I would like people to know is that no matter covered your body or face is, there is still a possibility for people to harass you.