Should Women Be Harassed Based On What They Wear?

Absolutely not!

Have you ever experienced getting verbally or physically harassed by men while commuting? Do you feel uncomfortable when they shout "Pst! Hoy miss, ang sexy mo," whistle at you, or invade your private space?

You should.

Harassment takes place every day and we shouldn’t have to put up with it. Our first instinct as victims is fear—what do I do? Where do I go? This fear often paralyzes us and we end up trying to ignore it or wait for it to stop instead of actually doing something about it.

In the video below posted by Vocativ, a former beauty queen from D.C. talks about being harassed in the city, together with other women who pitched in to share their similar experiences.

It's time we speak up and stand up for ourselves. Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comments section.


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