REBLOG: When Street Harassment Is More Deadly Than Catcalls

Just read this article – the acronyms “OMG AKA WTF?!” came to mind instantly!

“[…] These seem like extreme stories. But in a survey of 811 women, 75 percent reported they had been followed by a man they did not know, more than 50 percent had been sexually touched, and 25 percent had been assaulted. Nearly one in four of these women said their street harassment experiences began around age 12 and nearly 90 percent said they had been harassed by age 19.

Since whistling, comments such as “Hey, baby” and demands for a smile or a phone number are the most common and visible forms of gender-based street harassment, it is easy for many people to dismiss the problem.[…]”

Read more here: Ms Magazine Blog

 

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