A woman boards the subway, she sits down...and ends up harassed by the man sitting near her. It's a dishearteningly common story. For those who haven't seen anything like this before, you might be surprised by how "normal" this kind of behavior is.
But one TikToker has bucked the trend - and shared her story through the app.
Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem today.It can happen to anyone, but there's no denying that women overwhelmingly find themselves the victims of sexual harassment from male perpetrators.
Not only can it happen to anyone; it can also happen anywhere.And in this instance, we're talking about sexual harassment happening in a frighteningly enclosed space.
Which is especially uncomfortable.Because if something like that starts happening, there's really nowhere to go. It's up to you and the people around you to ensure that you're safe.
There's huge importance to the kindness of strangers.
Bystander intervention training: https://t.co/88TnNtnFhD— Joanna Chiu (@Joanna Chiu)1553530793.0
And here's a list of tips:
List of examples and tips on how to intervene (can be subtle like interrupting and asking for the time or just movi… https://t.co/VsRYPO5C8i— Joanna Chiu (@Joanna Chiu)1553530938.0