To all girls and women who are victims of street harassment, this Instagram account is for you! Let’s talk about this is important.
If you are a woman reading this article, first answer these questions: Have you ever insulted in the street ? Does a man ever have you requested your number insistently? Have you ever been followed and / or do you have suffered harassment in the street too?
If you answer no, you are one of the 14% lucky not to have been victim of street harassment. Because yes, as sad as it is, 86% of women in France say they have been the victim of street harassment at least once in their life.
Street harassment is often brutal and traumatic as well. It can be verbal, physical or even sexual. Many women have an example in mind. A hand to buttocks. A whistling. A man masturbating in front of them. Or somebody who follows them in the street. Yes there is.
Almost all women have therefore experienced this moment of panic. And you only have to strain your ears to realize that the harassment can take place next to you. In the metro, in the street, in a store too. Here. And there.
So it is time to testify. To say out loud what we think whispered.
An Instagram account against harassment
“Say hello dirty bitch”. So this is the name of the Instagram account that influencer Emanouela created. Its goal ? Let women victims of harassment, whatever it be, testify.
And the testimonials we received freeze blood. We put you some, so that you realize the gravity. Attention some of these sentences are shocking. But they represent well what women experience every day.
It’s cold in the back, right? Almost 9 out of 10 women can therefore give you such a testimony. What cause questioning. Or tell us that we can act when a woman is being harassed as well.
Anyone has the power. It is necessary intervene. And assist. These women need it. We need it.
So let’s no longer be afraid to go out on the street alone. To dress us in dresses, skirts, heels. Not to put bra and make us pretty. Of live.
So, are you ready and ready to fight?