whenwomenrefuse:

A woman in the UK was severely injured Monday after she asked a stranger to stop groping her and he punched her in the face.

Mary Brandon, 22, was attending the Notting Hill Carnival in West London when she says a man in the crowd assaulted her, the Telegraph reports. Brandon described the incident in a Facebook post Tuesday:

At Notting Hill Carnival yesterday a man in the crowd grabbed my arse. When I told him not to he did it again. I pushed him away, exercising my right to tell a man to stop touching my body without my permission, so he took a swing at me and punched me in the face.

She also posted a photo of her injuries, which she said landed her in the hospital for nine hours.  “A woman should be able to leave the house without fear of being sexually assaulted,” Brandon’s Facebook post continued. “And she should be able to defend herself without being put in hospital.”

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