Was out at the shops with my friend. Man ogles me. Man then approaches me to give me his number. I explain I have a boyfriend but thank him for the offer. Man then threatens my career, saying I better remember that I rejected him. And then Shouts at me that I’m low class... 🤷🏽♀️— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 24, 2019
The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil recently took to Twitter to share a disturbing story about a man threatening her and her career for rejecting him when he offered her his phone number. This fragile and weak man then called her “low class.” Once several other women shared their own experiences, Jamil shared another incident where she was physically assaulted for rejecting a man when she was 19 in London.
I once said no thank you to man when I was 19 and didn’t have an excuse... and he punched me in the face. After that whether or not I have a boyfriend, I say I do. Being a woman is truly, constantly scary. It’s like existing on thin ice. https://t.co/cw1BCc9XUB— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 24, 2019
Jesus Christ... read the replies in this thread. Let this be an education to everyone out there about our experience as the disrespected/disregarded gender. I’m so sorry to you all for what you’ve been put through for daring to govern your own vagina. https://t.co/ZfxGdqvhat— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 25, 2019
We need to teach children about rejection, so that we can change the way we see rejection as a society. We need to de stigmatize it, so that it doesn’t feel like the ground is swallowing you up when someone says no, however nicely. This would lessen their need to lash out.— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 24, 2019
To the men who do not yet understand this: “No” is not an amber light. Just. Fucking. Stop. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/Jnn7lNaxxQ— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 25, 2019