Teen girl attacked after rebuffing catcaller

Beaubrun.jpgThis horrible story is via Racialicious.
18-year-old Mildred Beaubrun from Florida was getting some gas with her friends at a local 7-Eleven when a car full of men pulled up.

“Hey, baby, what’s your phone number?” they called out as the cars traveled west through Orlando.
Then the banter grew more aggressive. The men threw a T-shirt, then an AA battery, at the Nissan. One of the women threw a broken cell-phone charger back. At one point, the HHR swerved into the Nissan’s lane and tried to run the car off the road.
When the Nissan turned north on John Young Parkway, the HHR followed. Then, at Princeton Street, a shot rang out. Shrapnel flew as the bullet pierced the door and struck 18-year-old Beaubrun, who was sitting in the back seat.

It is unclear whether Beaubrun will live, and she does live, if she’ll ever walk again. Latoya points out that violence against women is absolutely connected to the fact that men are brought up to think that they have the “right” to talk to and approach women out of nowhere. When our bodies are considered perpetually accessible to men, violence is bound to follow.

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