The internet has gone wild for this incredibly offensive video ...
Sexual assault is still commonplace in our country...
via: GettyAnd it's not okay.
We live a society where women are supposedly "liberated"...
via: GettyYet, every day, there are new instances arising that demonstrate just how vulnerable women still are.
Every day, women are assaulted here in the States...
via: GettyAnd one of the most recent examples of this disgusting treatment of women was actually captured on live television.
A reporter in Waterloo, Canada, shared the disturbing clip on Twitter.
She was attempting to report on the street when she was rudely interrupted.
A passer-by yelled an awful obscenity at Krista Sharpe.
And the internet was not happy about it.
Absolutely disgusting. The hurt in your eyes cannot be denied. I'm so sorry. 💔— Julie Sayles (@mrsjuliesayles) January 18, 2021
I wonder if men ever think about how unsafe this makes women feel.— Crash Test Meg, MPA (@MegNumbers) January 18, 2021
Your work matters. This must stop and it’s on the rest of us to do our part to stop it.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 19, 2021
It's okay that it bothers you. The fact that this happened to you bothers me. The men in this country need to have a serious conversation with each other about what is unacceptable. Women cannot change or stop this and we should not have to endure it.— Elle (@PNWisland_elle) January 18, 2021
It still amazes me that this kind of behaviour is empowering for some young men. Does it make them feel big, strong, and cool? I echo @meyer_lucas comment on emotional maturity of a diaper. Here for you if you need or want it girl ❤️❤️❤️— Beatrice Vaisman (@BeatriceVaisman) January 18, 2021
This needs to stop. I’m so sorry this happened to you.— Michelle Mackey (@michellemackey) January 18, 2021
Keep sharing, maybe one day they'll be shamed out of existence.— Lisa Christiansen (@LisachristCBC) January 18, 2021
This is harassment at the workplace and should be handled the same way as a postal worker or teacher or healthcare worker faced with such comments. Journalists do our work in public but that doesn’t mean abuse of any kind should be tolerated.— Penny Daflos (@PennyDaflos) January 18, 2021
I’m sorry you had to deal with this.
Of course it was because she's female! This is the heart of the problem - so many men don't get the difference the power relation makes. This sort of thing would be water off a duck's back to most men.— PaulPaulyPaul 🛡🇪🇺 (@GCPaulM) January 20, 2021
I’m so sorry that happened to you.— phukit (@phukitlol) January 20, 2021
The driver has been identified as Samuel Hyde, lets bring him to justice he can’t keep getting away with this pic.twitter.com/PR8Ud9BGmY
#notallmen doesn't help. I'm teaching a son about respecting females, and part of that will be the ability to hear their experience without feeling compelled to challenge it.— Katie McLaughlin 💙 (@katiehrm) January 19, 2021
It happens to women and girls everywhere because men are taught to feel entitled to objectify women from a young age. It's a small part of an endemic culture of male violence against women. It's dismissed as 'a joke'' or worse, we're supposed to feel grateful for the attention.— Sarah (@SarahISuppose) January 19, 2021
This is disgusting and so wrong! I am so sorry that this is still happening!— Laurie McCann (@thecoffeecop) January 21, 2021
I’m so sorry this happened to you.— Jenna Liston FOX 26 (@JennaListonTV) January 19, 2021
And to all of the people in this thread telling you to “toughen up” couldn’t last a week with this job.
Keep going queen 🤍
Yes, as a country we moved back in time.— Karol Rhodes (@KarolRhodes13) January 23, 2021
Today @KristajSharpe was the victim of harassment. The amount of sexual harassment universally that women put up with is beyond sickening. With the layer of being in the public eye, it is intensified. From comments in the streets, to DM's, sexual harassment needs to STOP! pic.twitter.com/8XTT8L7wKU— Angie Hallman (@AngieHallman) January 19, 2021
It was directed at her since they shouted it at her. This is street harassment. It’s something every woman and femme is familiar with, and it’s sexual harassment. How about you police other dudes to not be pigs instead of telling women to ignore piggish behavior?— Allison Floyd (@AllisonRFloyd) January 19, 2021
Here's the clip that got everybody talking.
This is not funny and it’s not cool. As much as I’d love to say it doesn’t bother me, it does. It makes me feel like sh*t. Especially as VJ who is always alone. This still happens to female reporters everywhere and it needs to stop. pic.twitter.com/NsqJJsrOno— Krista Sharpe (@KristajSharpe) January 18, 2021
You go, Krista Sharpe!