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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 01:26 AM
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I hope this is in the correct area - if not, moderators should feel free to move this post.

I just experienced something really weird and unexpected, and I wanted to tell people about it. This post will probably be mostly just description of a small experience, and nothing epic or too important will come out of it, I am sure.

Still, it makes me wonder. But let's start at the beginning.

I was walking towards 'home', minding my own business - actually, playing with a 1-LED flashlight (it's surprisingly bright for only having one LED in it, but obviously not -that- bright). I currently roam in an area where the sunlight doesn't reach the ground until pretty late in the morning this time of the year. But the sun was rising, so it was a nice 'twilight' (appropriately so, perhaps), where it wasn't quite 'lots of light' yet, but it wasn't quite 'completely dark' anymore either.

I have a habit of playing with things - to keep my playful nature intact, and because it's just fun - I often wonder why other people don't turn their shopping carts in a more fun fashion in stores, or toy around with things the way I do. Any way I can play with an object or a situation, I am tempted to do so - as long as it's safe, of course. I wouldn't hurt another living being intentionally, and hopefully not even by accident.

So I was playing with the 1-LED flashlight, shining it into traffic signs and other very reflective surfaces - in fact, it's a good way to 'scan' for reflective surfaces. Sometimes there are surprises, like a line of traffic cones in the distance where I wouldn't have suspected anything like that existing (this happened today, too). It's fun to make them look like they are 'flashing',. especially smoothly (surprisingly hard to do).

As I was doing this to a traffic sign that was 'getting closer', because I was actually walking closer to it, someone, who I thought was just some teenage dude walking to school, was walking in a small distance. His walking direction was not directly towards me, because I was approaching a 'crossroads', or a 'fork', where the other path is leading downwards, towards an underpass (his direction), and I was coming from the higher ground towards the fork (he had already passed the actual fork, I think, while I hadn't reached it yet).

(Sorry, this is quite hard to explain)

It was then that I noticed that he's staring at me. I was a bit pissed off because of a typical busdriver misandry..

(the bus not stopping near me although I had huge loads of stuff with me, but instead stopping right next to a woman who was carrying -nothing-, not even a handbag - that's equality for ya in the today's misandristic world - and we were the only ones in the vicinity of the bus stop - I could also add that typically, and almost -always-, the bus drivers drive much further away from the bus stop (for practical reasons), than where I was standing - the woman was in a place where the buses almost -never- stop. Oh, and it was me who signaled the bus, the woman didn't do anything)

.. so I did something I would normally probably not have done - I turned the flashlight towards him, as if to say "What are you staring at?".

The next thing I heard was a loud scream - almost exactly like the cliché screams you hear in movies and TV shows (I couldn't believe how typical it was), and SHE started running as if for her life. I kept the light on her for awhile because I noticed her pants legs had nice reflectors that made the reflected light look neat - that's sort of a reflex, whenever I see reflectors reacting to the flashlight.

I was a bit puzzled, though! WHY would a girl stare at me at first, and then SCREAM as if I had pointed a sniper rifle towards her, and then start running, as if for her life? What's so scary about LIGHT? One measly LED, too..

WHAT do they teach to girls in schools about men? Do they teach them to FEAR men? Do they teach that men are no good?

Another possibility is that her mother is one of the psycho-feminists that you see a lot these days, who genuinely believe that women are somehow more worthy than men, and yet claim to be for equality.

I can't even imagine what stories such a 'mom' must have warped her mind with for her to react like that. In my opinion the situation was equal - she was staring, I was shining light towards her. Any man would have just learned their lesson about not staring, but she went completely NUTS!

Woman behaviour really isn't predictable, I can tell you that much. But it worries me, because it tells something.. it tells that for some reason - education? - this girl feared me, although I am one of those people who would never hurt anyone in any circumstances, if I had something to say about it (well, we can all imagine preposterous, extreme circumstances, in which no rules or decrees apply, but aside from such an extreme situation). I am probably one of the most harmless people in the whole solar system, and this girl screamed her lungs out and started running.

I certainly didn't want to scare anyone, and I didn't even know it was a girl (when you are in a wintery place with not much light, where everyone dresses in black and pretty much move alike, how are you supposed to know) - not that it would have made a difference, because I am for real equality, not the feminist kind.

But I am a bit worried - this world is such a matriarchy, that when a girl goes to an alpha male and spins a tale, and exaggarates.. she will be believed, I will not, no matter how innocent I am (and I am).

Anyways, the point of this post is to share a really weird and unexpected experience, and to ponder based on it what they must be teaching to children in schools. Do they really teach kids to fear men?

In a feministic world, I don't see how it could be otherwise. But somehow it's still a shock to experience the results of it first-hand.




posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 01:36 AM
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What is the most ancient mystery in the world which is even more fascinating than aliens,ancient civilizations,Tesla and the bigfoot?




A womens mind.

PS: I think that lady was a psycho.
edit on 4-2-2013 by inj3ct0r because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 01:50 AM
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She was probably blinded by the light and thought you were coming towards her.
You might have not had any bad intentions but how would she know that?
Moral of the story, don't point things at strangers.
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 01:54 AM
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You flashed an LED Laser pointer (sorry, a typical led wont light up reflective cones on the road beyond your seeing ability and won't even light up a keyhole properly in semi daylight) and she freaked out.

Flash it in your own eye, and if you can still see, tell me it doesn't hurt.

Wow, some people are just oblivious to how idiotic they can be...

insane...

Moreso... to go on about it being a female thing and it was obvious because your a male??

I have no words..
edit on 4-2-2013 by winofiend because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 01:56 AM
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Originally posted by inj3ct0r
What is the most ancient mystery in the world which is even more fascinating than aliens,ancient civilizations,Tesla and the bigfoot?




A womens mind.

PS: I think that lady was a psycho.
edit on 4-2-2013 by inj3ct0r because: (no reason given)
So you think that she is a physco due to what the op said?Come on he pointed the light in her face in the dark and even after she got scared he flashed the light on her legs because they had reflectors on them.Sounds a bit pervy to me,why would you flash it on her legs after terrifying her?The whole op sounded creepy to me.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:04 AM
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Most everyone has a fear of the unknown.
Just maybe said person believed your flashlight was connected to a pistol.
Lucky this edgy person was not carrying a gun ehh?
I know if someone shined a light on me, I'd draw first then put a more powerful light on them.
Consider yourself lucky.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:11 AM
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Originally posted by glen200376

Originally posted by inj3ct0r
What is the most ancient mystery in the world which is even more fascinating than aliens,ancient civilizations,Tesla and the bigfoot?




A womens mind.

PS: I think that lady was a psycho.
edit on 4-2-2013 by inj3ct0r because: (no reason given)
So you think that she is a physco due to what the op said?Come on he pointed the light in her face in the dark and even after she got scared he flashed the light on her legs because they had reflectors on them.Sounds a bit pervy to me,why would you flash it on her legs after terrifying her?The whole op sounded creepy to me.

I thought that she was a psycho because she was wearing pants with reflectors.




posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:18 AM
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I don't see the connection to the education system. She probably thought you were blinding her with the light so you could mug her or something. Don't shine lights in people's eyes, that part is the weirdest thing in this story.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:23 AM
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Ok, this is how I see it, from the girls point of view.
She is walking in semi-darkness. She sees a man playing with a light and flashing it about the place as he walks along. This is not normal behaviour for a dude who is just walking along the street. So she becomes wary of the man who's behaviour is a little out of the norm. She watches him with growing distrust as she is not sure what that light beam is all about, is it a laser sight on a gun? Is he a crazy guy looking to have a pop at someone? Suddenly after intently watching, her fear is rising as they are on a similar path/direction (as in he is not going away from her in the opposite direction) and out of the blue as she is looking in rising fear, he turns the beam of light on her!!! OMG, is it a laser sight from a gun? Is he going to shoot her? Is he trying to blind her so he can rush down and attack her? There is an underpass, where he could drag her and kill her, run run run.... omg he is still putting his light on her legs, he is going to shoot her legs and then drag her to the underpass???!!!............

Is it any wonder she screamed and ran away?

You know you didn't have any intentions like that, but she didn't. Somehow I don't think it is what they are teaching kids in school that cause the reaction, do u?


EDIT: Ah by the time I typed all this out I see two other posters had the same feeling and beat me to it! At least I know I am not the only one who thought of this scenario.
edit on 4-2-2013 by CthulhuMythos because: I noticed after posting that others had made the same point.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by CthulhuMythos

Ok, this is how I see it, from the girls point of view.

Suddenly after intently watching, her fear is rising as they are on a similar path/direction... ...and out of the blue as she is looking in rising fear, he turns the beam of light on her!!! OMG, is it a laser sight from a gun? Is he going to shoot her?



That sounds about right.

I think I would have freaked out as well.

Still, star and flag to the OP. I can see it from his point of view as well.

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:38 AM
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Okay, for one, you've really got a problem with females, but I guess you know that. Perhaps you had an overbearing mother..? I always find that a curious situation, since I grew up with a very submissive mother who worshipped men and male attributes, but my real father, who I got to know later in life, came from a family of powerful women, and he is dominated by his wife. I find it extremely interesting to watch, perhaps like you find LED's ?


What reminds me off all this personal anecdote in yours, is the way my father, (and my brother who was raised by him) are extremely passive-aggressive. They never ever express their irritation or anger clearly, and they never ever acknowledge it, to themselves, or anyone else. They really don't see their aggressive acts.

Example- my father would repeatedly bring roses to his wife, though she was terribly allergic to them and would fall into serious asthma crisis. He would just happen to do this every time she had gotten upset with him or they'd had a disagreement. EACH time he claimed he didn't know she'd have this reaction.

I am aware that amongst men, the direct eye contact is a common rite in which they size each other up in a few seconds- there is alwas the quick judgement -is this guy a superior or a inferior? Is he bigger/stronger then me? Does he have more money? Possibly more mates? It is slightly challenging.

But men are used to this, and expect it. For females, on the other hand, it is threatening. We know men using direct eyecontact are not comparing themselves to us, but rather, looking at us like prey. If the guy is incredibly attractive that can be exciting, but it is always tinged with a slight bit of danger-like feeling.

Using your LED, it was an extension of your eyes. It exaggerrated the effect of looking directly at someone. As you yourself said, you used it to get across "Hey, who do you think you're staring at??" -aggressively.

A guy will mot likely respond to your aggression with same, especially since you upped the stakes using a tool. Females are prey. We know most men are more strong than us and can physically subdue us. We know men have these aggressive conquering type of instincts, (that for the many of us, we don't have and have difficulty comprehending).

If you go out in nature do this same exact act to a deer, it will run in fear. That is how prey has evolved and there is good reason for it. She wasn't thinking... no, but we women learn also that sometimes thinking robs you of precious seconds to flee a threat. Many a woman has been raped becaus she decided not to act upon her gut reactions early enough.

I explain this to you because I work with horses and ofte riders. I noticed that many men hve difficulties with horses because they are not sensitive or aware of their innate aggressive instincts and behaviors which provoke and influence the horse (a prey animal). I sometimes have to help them look inside and begin by acknowledging their aggressive and hunter feelings.

You say you wouldn't hurt a fly, and I believe you. But that doesn't mean that yoy don't have an inner warrior hunter that sneaks in it's two cents all the time in subconscious ways, and everyone sees it but you!

eggitted to add- sorry about all the typos, I am using a crappy old keyboard today and am in a hurry....
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:54 AM
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Why don't we live in a world where God's beautiful people run around naked all day and night?



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 03:05 AM
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I'm so much more worried about the two people who starred this than I am about the OP, though he is obviously unwell. At least this madness, which would be hilarious if it weren't so sad, is out where we can see it. But apparently there's at least two people out there who can't differentiate between a reasonable question about sexism and a person who is incapable of grasping that it's dangerous and selfish to flash an LED light around a road (and specifically AT TRAFFIC SIGNS and other important roadwork signals), and that somebody being startled by this -- and failing to learn the "lesson" to stop "staring" when the OP, in his strange mind, continued the behavior causing the staring in the first place -- is tied to some imaginary "psycho" mother figure...I can't even finish this graf, just trying to even start with what's wrong here is giving me a headache.

Just because somebody says a few words that make your brain go ding does not mean they've said something reasonable or even sane.

Seriously, I just came here from a Sandy Hook thread which was more compellingly rational. Back slowly away and edge out the door. This guy is a live wire.
edit on 4-2-2013 by sepermeru because: edit button is my best friend



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 03:10 AM
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I am going to predict the next shooter guy.
This whole thread is wacko.
You don't shine a light in somebody's eyes like a dungeon interrogator about to chain somebody to the wall.
The bus driver is simply behaving chivalrously.
Maybe you need drugs to normalize your sensors.
And you said she was staring at you? Try smiling next time. Keep the light down on the path and smile at her, you big freak.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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Its a fight or flight reaction dude. It was dark and the Woman obviously felt scared, hence she ran away. Simple!

If someone started illuminating me in the dark my reaction would be to punch you one in the mouth. Dont go freaking people out in the dark dude, it wont end well!
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 03:26 AM
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Originally posted by XXX777
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Why don't we live in a world where God's beautiful people run around naked all day and night?


I would pay truckloads of money to live in a world like that
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:47 AM
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OP,

Schools don't teach women to fear men. Everyday life does.

I mean no disrespect to anyone here, I know there are wonderful, trustworthy men on ATS, just like there are in the real world.

But after being raped, I find it incredibly hard to be near men I don't know well. Strangers? No way.....I go out of my way to avoid them.

Perhaps this young lady had a similar experience, perhaps not. Personally, I would have been gone, too if you shined a light at me.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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Maybe she thought you were a cop. Terror is usually what comes over me when cops shine lights in my face.





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