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Has a Male Pursuer Ever Left You Feeling Uncomfortable?

In case you missed it, Uma Thurman has been in court the past few weeks testifying against her stalker, Jack Jordan, who began harassing her in 2005. In an article in the New York Times announcing the guilty verdict, details of both Uma and Jordan's testimonies were revealed. The article writes:

Mr. Jordan testified in his own defense, describing his elaborate visions — which he called the daydreams of an artistic soul — that he was predestined to meet Ms. Thurman and live a happy life with her and her two children. . . . He said he was engaged “in a game of cat and mouse,” with Ms. Thurman, and that he sometimes thought of her as the cat, “courting” him.

I've never encountered someone as persistent and obsessive as this, but my heart goes out to Uma. As a woman, dealing with a man who's overly eager — even in a far more meager capacity — can be pretty terrifying. The men with obsessive and unrelenting behavior whom I've dealt with have always left me feeling violated in some way. Have you experienced something similar? Has a male pursuer ever left you feeling uncomfortable or scared?


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