Steph Barnes
Updated July 04, 2017
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From being harassed by catcallers to possibly having drinks tampered with, having an incident-free night out on the town is becoming increasingly difficult for women. Just ask Krystal Olsen — the New York bartender was assaulted by a customer while simply trying to do her job. Krystal took to Twitter to share her awful experience, and based on her recount of the tale we’d say she handled the situation like a true badass.

The fearless female bartender clapped back hard, and we’re taking notes.

Seriously, if the bartender thing doesn’t work out, Krystal may have a future in teaching self-defense classes!

The tweet quickly went viral, with many showering Krystal with support and applauding her quick thinking during such a terrible experience. false false false

Krystal’s experience is making us feel so empowered. The sad reality is, women are constantly under the threat of sexual assault, but learning to defend ourselves is a valuable skill that may help to stop attackers in their tracks and leave them crying in handcuffs. And hopefully this provides some clarity for people who don’t understand the meaning of sexual assault. false

We’re so happy Krystal is okay, we’re sending so much love (and applause!) her way.