According to American campaign group Stop Street Harassment, the definition of street harassment is: Street harassment"Unwelcome words and actions by unknown persons in public places which are motivated by gender and invade a person’s physical and emotional space in a disrespectful, creepy, startling, scary, or insulting way."
According to American campaign group Stop Street Harassment, the definition of street harassment is:
“Unwelcome words and actions by unknown persons in public places which are motivated by gender and invade a person’s physical and emotional space in a disrespectful, creepy, startling, scary, or insulting way.”
In other words, street harassment comes in many forms and is, judging by comments on the Everyday Sexism Project’s twitter feed, a widespread phenomenon.
It doesn’t only include the creepy stray hand on public transport, but also the intrusive holler on the street and the lewd stare directed at you simply because you happen to be a woman.
Left Foot Forward wanted to gauge just how common the problem is. We would also appreciate comments on your personal experiences of street harassment – as well as whether or not you think the problem is getting worse.
By highlighting the extent of the problem, hopefully we can go some way to combating it, for no woman should have to suffer street harassment.
While we are aware that street harassment can affect men and women, this poll is intended for those who identify as female.
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