Today's guest blogger is Anonymous 2; Anonymous 2 describes her creepy encounter with one of Astronomy's most notorious sexual harassers. Her identity is protected.
In a room that was a little too dark (but there were little lamps with incandescent bulbs on to shed some light)
With the door a little too closed (but not completely closed, it was probably set at something like ~45 degrees)
The conversation wandered a little too far (he must have asked how things were going in general, or something equally innocuous)
He asked about boy troubles (not something I would bring up – just ask my mother)
And recommended I consider men that have “spent a little more time in the oven,” if you will
I don’t remember how I got out of there (maybe we were interrupted, thankfully?)
I left thinking what the hell was that
I left thinking how much he reminded me of a creepy colleague at my last job before college
I left thinking of a coworker at that job who had pulled my 18‐year‐old self aside and told me to practice shaking my finger and saying “girlfriend, I don’t think so”
But he couldn’t have been hitting on me because I’m not
For that, right?