At some point in our lives, we’ve pretty much all been cat-called or felt uncomfortable because of someone persistently asking us for our number or social media info. Extra strength to you if you’ve ever had a stranger non-consensually take your phone from your hand and add their number to your contacts. Some just don’t take the hint, whether you’re being low-key or high-key about the fact that you’re not interested. Some are even entertained by the fact that you don’t want anything to do with them and taunt you for being a “tease” when you’re. just. not. interested.
Well, you can now rest a little easier, ladies. Your nights out just got a little better with the Mary Sue rejection hotline. If you want the stranger who won’t get out of your face to leave you alone, and you want the last word, dish out this number: (646) 926-6614. When they call, or if they the text this number, they’ll get a sassy voicemail/ text that reads this:
“Oh hello there. If you’re hearing this message, you’ve made a woman
feel unsafe and/or disrespected. Please learn to take no for an answer
and respect women’s emotional and physical autonomy. K THANKKS.”
In the digital age, it’s so easy for anyone to find out your information. Even just from a stranger knowing your name, they could do a Google search and find your Instagram, Linkedin, or whatever else. Letting people down gently isn’t always the way to go. Your information is no one else’s right to know and people need to realize that no means no. When you reject someone, you don’t have to feel bad for rejecting them. The goal isn’t to destroy their self-esteem, but to have them alter the ways they approach someone they’re interested in in order to be respectful and learn to take no for an answer.
At the end of the day, your safety is what matters and you should never feel pressured to give out your personal info because you don’t owe it. To anyone.