GERMANTOWN – After a devastating breakup last month, Germantown resident Aimee Downs has been going out almost every night after work to have drinks with friends. Like clockwork, a male will attempt to talk to Downs within an hour of whatever bar she ends up at.
“I’m so creeped out by guys these days,” said Downs. “You can’t just walk up to a girl sitting at a bar and apologize for bumping her purse, it’s really really eerie.”
Downs said this type of behavior doesn’t just exist out in public, it also affects her online.
“Last week a guy commented on a photo I posted of me in a dress,” said Downs. “It was super creepy. I mean just because I’m putting up every detail of my life on Facebook doesn’t mean you get to look at it like some awkward perv.”
With catcalling being in the national spotlight lately, Downs says she’s sympathetic with women that get yelled at while walking on the street but thinks there needs to be dialogue about other forms of catcalling.
“Even my mailman put some mail in my mailbox the other day in a super ghoulish way,” said Down. “I can’t describe it, but its was just really slimy.”
At press time Downs was getting ready to go on a date with a guy she says is really suspect and says if he mentions her hair she spent hours on she’s going to crawl out of her skin.