Lisa went into the room to grab some equipment. The room had many screens to show the patients’ information, only when the doctor puts in the code. She looked at the patients who were sitting in the bed.
“Good morning, I am your Doctor Lisa. How can I help you today?” she asked.
“Nice to meet you. I am John. I have a really bad headache.”
After a few minutes, while Lisa was examining John, he grabbed her hand and pushed her to the table, and touched a place he was not supposed to touch. Her face was angry and as red as a pepper when she realized she was getting harassed. She screamed as loud as a lion roared, and in a matter of seconds, members of the staff came to rescue Lisa. They saw John on top of Lisa, and two of the three members of the staff carried the crazy man out of the room.
As Lisa was walking home from work, her mind traveled to images from long ago, thinking about stories her friends had told her when they were threatened and harassed. Sarah was one of those friends, and Sarah had told her about when a stranger followed her into her car. This made her think about using the technology she developed, called the ‘Electric Projector Nervous.’ She had been holding back and hoping things would get better. After having to hear about someone experiencing that same feeling, and not wanting it to happen to any other innocent people, she decided she wanted to take action.
Lisa’s robot opened the door for Lisa and welcomed her home. Her friend Robert had won a challenge and gotten two robots, and he had given one to Lisa.
“Dr. Lisa, welcome! What can I help you with tonight? You look very tired and angry,” said the robot.
The robot brought her some water, and she started to type her message on her Hologram Machine.
She typed the following: “As you know, we have suffered enough with men threatening and harassing women, and I was a victim myself today. I have this technology that I developed a few months ago when my best friend Sarah was harassed, but I was hoping things would get better. Today, I experienced my own incident, so it’s time for me to be an upstander and help all the women like me who are suffering and have suffered. Come to my house immediately, no later than 5:00 pm, and I will give you the Electric Projector Nervous shots. It goes to your nervous system and sends the brain an alarm to shoot an electric shock when you’re in danger of being harassed. The shot also expires after every year, so you have to get a new shot every year. I will set up a tent in my backyard. I hope to see you soon.’
After she sent the message, she headed over to the bathroom and wanted to take a shower. But, as she was done taking a shower, she dried her long black hair. She gazed at herself in the mirror and saw a strong women with large dark eyes and a determined mouth.
Lisa’s robot notified her that her guests were arriving to get the shots. The rows of women were getting longer and longer, and even though it was difficult to come because of the scorching heat of the sun, they still came. Lisa looked at the long line of women, thinking about the day she was harassed, and hoped that this day would change all the lives of the suffering women like her. She imagined their futures, where gender is not discriminated against, and in particularly, not women.
“Excuse me, does this thing have an age gap? I was wondering if my 4 year old daughter can get it too,” asked a woman who had just received her shot.
“I am sorry, your daughter looks too young. It’s for 12 years and older,’’ answered Dr. Lisa.
Later that evening, a man heard his wife’s hologram while he was pretending to sleep and listened to his wife’s message. He couldn't believe that women could do such things, so he followed her. He couldn’t believe how many women were in the line and how diverse it was. He saw young, old, rich, poor, black and white. The man ran and called his friends to come join him, and when they saw it they were also shocked. They started attacking Lisa, but the woman who already gotten the shots ran to protect her, and an invisible power came off their hands and pushed the men away. They fell to the ground. While the men were on the ground they were shaking and their eyes rolled back. They couldn’t move for ten minutes. When the women saw this they were as surprised as a kid opening their favorite present. A television newsperson heard about the event and came to the house.
“Here we are at Dr. Lisa’s house, and it appears that there are some men who have been attacked. Let’s see what Dr. Lisa has say about this,” the newscaster said.
“First, I would like to explain why these men are on the ground. These men attacked these women, and tried to assault them, so the women have technology that helps them to protect themselves from men who want to harm them. It will give electric shocks, and that person will suffer, like the men you are seeing now. I want people to know that women are not weak and men and women are equal. I like to tell men that women are your mothers, sisters, wives and daughters, so why are you looking down on them and making them inferior?”