Horrible Coincidence

Yesterday, I wrote a blog piece about how a person’s idealistic bubble might burst after moving to San Francisco.  The post went into some detail about sexual harassment of women by strangers, and a reference was made to the hazards of bystanders trying to help the women.

Yesterday a man was slashed on an Uptown A train in Midtown Manhattan after trying to defend a female passenger from sexist abuse.  He’s expected to recover.  A security video of the suspect leaving the station through an exit turnstile has been made public.

Please never say the man who intervened was foolish.  The consequences for him may have been a lot worse than he was expecting, but he showed integrity.  Here’s a link to the WNBC report:


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