Women Discover Perfect Way To Get Sexual Harassers To Leave Them Alone (Photos)

A long while back, YouTube comedienne Jenna Marbles made a video hilariously detailing the best way to get people to leave you alone: Pull a really ugly face and commit to it.

Recently, while walking home in her city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, one girl did just that to escape the prying eyes of male predators -- and it totally worked.

Débora Adorno took to Facebook to rehash her experience.

When she was walking home through crowded streets, she had to "slow down and hear all those things, receiving these awful pervert stares from those guys."

Adorno remembers in that moment she felt “powerless and trapped.”

Unfortunately, she says,

There was nothing I could do because there was no way to stop them. I wasn't going to yell at those men and I wasn't going to call them names out of fear of being assaulted, threatened, abused, a hundred other things… I simply couldn't.

So instead of fearfully fleeing, she decided to repel the creeps in the funniest way possible -- by pulling a butt-ugly face to weird 'em out.

It worked.

She wrote,

You have no idea. The harassment stopped in a heartbeat and no other guy disturbed me!

She shared a picture of her trademark man-repelling face via social media to help other ladies find a way to escape harassment, and since then, it's caught on.

Scores of girls have since shared their versions of what Adorno calls the “toothy face” in a show of solidarity.

Check out the hilarious (and, frankly, ingenious) pervert-protecting face below, and remember to do your best toothy face next time you're feeling less than safe in the company of creepers.  On behalf of women everywhere: Adorno, you are our hero.

Adorno's original toothy face:

And the girls who've copied it:

@mandidih Vc disse que ia postar essa foto mas ficou com vergonha aí pra te ajudar posto pra vc #CaretaDoDentinho — Anna Melo (@annacarolMelo) March 18, 2015

The face involves pulling your lip up over your teeth:

#caretadodentinho — Daʏaռa Nʊռɛs (@DayanaNunes_) March 18, 2015

It's pretty unattractive:

#caretadodentinho @naosalvo — Silvana de Castro (@silvana0705) March 18, 2015

Which is exactly the point:

@naosalvo sou praticante da #caretadodentinho desde 1995. — Larissa Horta (@lariskahorta) March 18, 2015

It's meant to scare away creepy pervs:

@naosalvo eu já tô! #caretadodentinho — Paula Falcão (@paulafalcaos) March 18, 2015

And it totally works:

@naosalvo #caretadodentinho — CAPIVARA™ (@biakoney) March 18, 2015

Citations: This Toothy Face Could Be Womens Secret Weapon Against Harassment (Buzzfeed)