Women Sexual harassment is more common in public places
For the last many years, I have been learning that many people close to us especially women never talk about their past sexual harassment experiences. Women harassment is more common than men and transgender harassment. This is often very difficult for them to describe, as most of them gone through miseries and painful period of life.
An extensive number of individuals especially women suffered from depression and anxiety disorders as a result throughout their whole life. To get rid of their mental issues, they consult psychiatrist or want to stay in isolation. In the past, we though sexual harassment can occur in the public places, buses and tubes, where physical contact is more frequent.
Not only men and women, transgender were also reported to be the victims. Harassment includes both verbal and physical. Verbal harassment can be eye contact and some signals or gestures to invite someone for a physical relation. As far as the physical harassment is concerned, it includes touching someone’s genitals against their will. Now, a number of phone or online harassment reports are received and the ratio is a real point of worry. Still the most common areas of harassment are public places, where the offenders try to touch their victim due to rush.
According to a survey reported in Stop Street Harassment, 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men suffered from such experiences. Many boys with disabilities and little girls were also the victims according to several media sources, because they were unable to understand the situation in the beginning. Gay and bisexual often attack kids, who are living in a same house or often spend time under one roof.
A study in 2015 reported that 71 percent of the women didn’t report the harassment that encourages the offender to carry on this offence with other women. The numbers aren’t encouraging. Being a responsible citizen, it must be our utmost priority to solve it and take initial step.