I took a taxi home with a group of girlfriends early in the morning after a lovely night out. Feeling hungry, my friend decided she wanted chips so we made the short walk around the corner to a chip shop. Witnessing a group of dressed up confident women laughing and singing, eating our chips, and clearly having a fabulous time was obviously just too much for the passing group of young men in a car, as they drove past they called us slags and whores amongst other vile things (I’ll spare the details).
They then turned their car back around to drive past us again to hurl more abuse and to throw a full 2 litre bottle of coke all over us. Soaking wet, shocked and very angry I called my local police station to report the harassment. I expected the man I spoke to show sympathy, understanding and to take my complaint seriously. Instead I was asked why we were walking ‘alone’ (without a man’s protection?) at such a time of night and what did we expect him do to as we were ‘silly’ and didn’t take a registration number. I’m sorry, clearly its #MFIF