A young woman has bravely confronted a ‘creep’ she claimed intimidated multiple women on a tram before she ‘shamed’ him on social media.
Laura Miller turned to Facebook to vent her disgust and help stamp out harassment after a terrifying experience left her trembling in fear on a Melbourne tram during a commute on Saturday.
Describing how four women were made to feel intimidated on a tram, her explicit rant went viral and her message to encourage everyone to speak up when you see someone being harassed has now been heard.
The man (Pictured) who was claimed to have intimidated multiple women on the tram
Laura Miller’s rant on Facebook has been gathering attention. The full post is at the bottom of the article
Ms Miller was on a Melbourne tram heading into the city when a man, she believed to be under the influence, was waving his hand in the face of a young Asian woman demanding a high five.
Noticing she was scared, Ms Miller put herself between the male and the young woman to hopefully discourage the invasion of privacy.
However, this brought unwanted attention to Ms Miller who claimed the man just stared at her to, ‘put me in my f*****g place’.
Calling for support Ms Miller received it in spades with more than 9,500 shares, 7,500 comments and 60,000 likes all within 17 hours after the incident on the tram
The response on Facebook was overwhelming with users supporting Ms Miller in her gutsy decision to stand up for the commuters
Trembling in fear Ms Miller did not back down, but was concerned with the man when he started to mumble, claiming it was apparent he was ‘tripping’ on something.
Ms Miller hoped that was the last of it, but once the young Asian woman left he approached another Asian woman.
‘You went and sat down next to the other young Asian woman and when she got up immediately and moved seats, you followed her,’ she wrote.
The terrifying incident was claimed to have happened on a Melbourne Tram (Stock Image)
‘You sat down across from her, legs sprayed across the seat in an attempt to invade as much as her personal space as you could while leaning towards her.
‘I watched you, and I watched her face mingle with disgust and also fear. This was the second woman in the space of five minutes you had made feel unsafe.’
After the second woman got off the tram, Ms Miller noticed the man finally squeezed up against the last woman on board besides herself.
Using the same antics as he had with the previous two women, Ms Miller had tolerated just about enough.
‘You made her feel uncomfortable and unsafe, and you violated her personal space because you felt entitled to it,’ she said.
‘When you put your elbow up on the back of the seat with your hand dangling dangerously close to her boob I stepped in and asked her if she wanted to come sit next to me.’
Mr Miller was furious he had intimidated four women in the space of 20 minutes and she decided to take his photo. This set the man off who yelled at Ms Miller.
Ms Miller’s empowering actions were aimed to help those without a voice.
‘Not only am I sick of the harassment, but I’m sick of a culture that remains silent on it.’
Calling for support Ms Miller received it in spades with more than 9,500 shares, 7,500 comments and 60,000 likes all within 17 hours.
The thousands of comments were all in support of Ms Miller’s courageous actions with many of them adamant she should report the man to the authorities.
Ms Miller’s full post on Facebook has been rapidly gathering attention and support