Public Harassment: I am a young woman from Britain…

I am a young woman from Britain who has been the subject of frequent street harassment from a young age. As I used to walk home from school in my uniform(!), often men would toot their horns, shout provocative comments, and once or twice I was offered a lift home.

There have been so many other instances of this, and I wish men would think twice to contemplate how their actions can be genuinely upsetting and make one feel uneasy in the street. This alludes to how our culture states it acceptable for men to stare, judge and loudly comment on a woman’s body in the street and frankly, it has to end.