I really love your post because I think all of us women have been shushed before or told that we should calm down. I’ve even had boys tell me that I’m overreacting probably because it’s “that time of the month.” I’m really glad that you had the confidence to stand up to the guys who were being inappropriate and just flat out rude. We need to stand up for our friends, because if we don’t, no one else will. You could have easily let the guys point fingers at your friend, but by standing up for her, you decided to break the cycle of being silent when men are vulgar. My question to you: I commonly hear people shouting “fag” or “homo” on college campuses, so what would be an appropriate way to tell them to stop?