…g or whatever life catastrophe I’m running to escape. Also, partly, because I know many of them are too ignorant to know they’re wrong. They think they’re being nice. For better or worse, I feel sorry for them.
I don’t think half of them realize that slowing their car alongside you appears to you as a threat. They’re all like, “What? I was just trying to talk to ya.” Really?! And here I thought you were about to kidnap and potentially drag me off to be raped. Extreme? Perhaps. But when women (in general) are subject to victimization — especially when we are vulnerable and not aware of our surroundings.