I can’t believe in the same day that we reported Mary “Unique” Spears getting shot after refusing a man’s advances in Detroit, news has broken that a 26-year-old woman had her throat slashed in Queens for the same reason. This woman is currently in critical condition after a man attacked her when she turned him down for a date.
Police told the New York Post, the attacker approached the victim in the lobby of an apartment building on 171st Street in Jamaica at 5:15 a.m., Oct. 1, and tried to strike up a conversation. When he persisted and asked her out on a date, the woman declined and turned to walk away. The angry aggressor grabbed the woman from behind, slashed her neck with a blade and ran away.
Luckily, the victim didn’t lose her life. She was rushed to a hospital in the area and is in critical condition. Sadly, people from the community say this tragic occurrence happens more often than you think. It’s becoming a regular occurrence in the neighborhood. Investigators are searching for the suspect (shown in the video above) who is believed to be 20-years-old, stands 6-feet-tall and weighs 180 lbs. He has brown eyes and short black hair and was last seen in a hoodie, jeans and black sneakers.
I said it before and I will say it again, street harassment is a real issue that many women have to deal with everyday. I often have anxiety on the streets of New York City when I’m catcalled and try my best to ignore. After my refusal or attempt to ignoring them, I’ve heard racial slurs thrown at me, of course the word b*tch was spit at me and there’s the ever-popular and more descriptive, “fat b*tch.” And those are considered mild reactions, especially after seeing stories like this one or Mary “Unique” Spears.
It goes without saying that none of us should be physically or verbally assaulted just because we don’t want to give a man our number. This has got to stop.