This woman’s post about “social experiments” teaches an important lesson about respect and boundaries

A woman in London took to Reddit to call out a man who wouldn’t leave her alone for the sake of a “social experiment.” 

A woman with the username qiba posted an angry open letter to Reddit’s r/London thread, explaining that a man approached her at an Islington park to do a “social experiment.”

We’ve seen these kinda things on YouTube before: Videos of people surprising strangers or asking them questions with the hopes of going viral.  

Qiba said the man insulted her when she told him she wanted to be left alone, and reportedly refused to take a hint that she didn’t want to talk to him.

"Screw you. I told you repeatedly I'd had a shit day. I told you exactly why. I politely asked THREE TIMES to be left alone and I have no responsibility to be charming or friendly to you when you're being rude by ignoring my politely stated wishes," wrote qiba. 

To the Australian(?) guy doing a ‘social experiment’ in Islington by talking to random women in the park, who insulted me when I wanted to be left alone… from london

She made it clear that it’s fine if you want to do a social experiment, but you still need to respect the space and wishes of the people you’re involving.

"Just know that if you approach a woman who is alone in a park and has made no invitation toward you whatsoever, and then refuse her explicit requests to leave her alone, you are raising all kinds of red flags and actually being mildly threatening, however good your intentions," she said.

This is a necessary lesson in respecting our fellow human beings –– and never exploiting or insulting them for the sake of video clicks.

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