The rise of the #MeToo movement brought to light many high-profile cases of assault and mistreatment towards women, and it appears that we are finally getting to grips with the very common issue in all aspects of life: invasive, aggressive, and unwanted advances.
Many women who have experienced this behavior have been encouraged to either ignore it or accept it as a “normal” thing and move on. Our refusal to face up the issue has been the main cause of this, and the lame excuses like “boys will be boys” or “it’s in their nature” only make things worse. Many victims are left feeling like it was somehow their own fault, so they have to suffer in silence along with the feelings of shame and guilt.
However, women are staying silent no longer.
Twitter user KenidraRWoods recently asked women on Twitter to speak up and share their experiences with unwanted advances for people to see just common it is.
Heartbreakingly, women responded in extremely large numbers.
Check out some of the responses for yourself below, and feel free to share your own similar story in the comments below.