“People need to stop viewing harassment of women on the street as complimentary or, at worst, a minor nuisance, and start seeing it for what it is: disrespectful, belittling, objectifying, scary, and sometimes illegal,” wrote Margaret Heftler, a teen reporter for Youth Communication magazine.
She has a great article on street harassment in the May/June 2013 issue of the magazine (also available online). Youth Communication teen reporter Elisabet Rivera made a companion video in which she asks some men on the corner why they comment on girls’ looks as they pass by, and explains how uncomfortable–and intimidating–street harassment can be for girls.
Teenage girls face some of the most frequent and vile forms of street harassment and hearing about the issue from them directly is so important! Well done, Margaret and Elisabet!Share on Facebook