Unfortunately, part of being a young woman in the 21st century is devising ways to fend off creepy harassment via technology. You’d be hard-pressed to find a millennial woman who hasn’t, at some point in her life, received text messages requesting (or offering) nude photos.
So, women have been forced to get creative in dealing with creeps. One woman wrote a dick pic rejection letter. And one high school student just developed the best response to requests for nudes.
16-year-old Reese Hebert from Houston, Texas came up with a new approach to dealing with creepy guys asking for naked photos.
Why, yes, that is our new idol WEARING AN UMBRELLA HAT IN THE SHOWER.
How did this amazing text conversation come to pass? Well, Ms. Hebert was about to take a shower when a guy from her school texted her asking to “see.”
…And, luckily, she had the amazing hat on hand.
“I needed to spend $20 on Amazon Prime now and I was $3 short so I was just looking for something to get and I found the umbrella hat,” __ told BuzzFeed, “and I thought it was so funny so I got it and I thought I would never use it.”
…Well she did get to use it, and it was epic.
Proud of her masterful response, Reese tweeted the epic conversation for all to see.
i knew this would come in handy one day pic.twitter.com/r0tlFBnEK3
— reese hebert (@reese_hebert) October 19, 2016
Of course, Twitter couldn’t get enough of her ‘nudes alternative.’
@reese_hebert I laughed way too hard at this
— madison luker (@LukerMadison) October 19, 2016
@emma_schriever @reese_hebert @angelinak_1d OMG IM DEAD ?
— liv? (@olivia_reed19) November 4, 2016
@reese_hebert why are u so freakin funny
— jordan (@jordan_gwinn) October 19, 2016
@reese_hebert @beechjuarez spirit animal
— Sir (@mwahaha14) October 19, 2016
She even started a trend — other young women started tweeting photos of themselves wearing the hat.
— Savannah Sherwin (@savannahsherwin) November 3, 2016
— Nakita (@shazzahotpink) November 3, 2016
Side note: this girl just might be our favorite person on Twitter.
my life in one picture pic.twitter.com/BamPAY8Als
— reese hebert (@reese_hebert) October 11, 2016
At least someone understands us.
Anyway, BRB, we’ll just be ordering those umbrella hats online. Just in case. Thanks, Reese, for this new approach. (h/t buzzfeed)