Teen superhero chases down flasher for two miles

Jodie Schofield

Jodie Schofield (Photo credit: Manchester Evening News)

Real-life girl superhero 16-year-old Jodie Schofield was walking home from school in Manchester, England the other day, when a middle-aged creep exposed himself to her. Enraged — particularly by the fact that the flasher was laughing about it — she took off after him.

“I shouted at him and told him to stop but he was just laughing at me the whole time and I didn’t want him to get away with it,” Schofield explained. She chased him for 2 miles — 30 minutes! — before her shouts attracted the attention of some bystanders who helped detain him until the police arrived.

A striking resemblance, no?

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Maya DusenberyMaya is guessing the memory of this 2-miles chase might make this flasher think twice next time.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has previously been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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