The Reddit question no one should ignore
Thousands of women have shared stories of the first time they were targeted sexually by men, with some saying they were as young as eight years old.
The women were responding to a question posted on the popular social networking and news site Reddit which asked ‘Women of Reddit, when did you first notice that men were looking at you in a sexual way? How old were you and how did it make you feel?’
The question went viral, attracting more than 21,000 comments within a day.
While some of the responses detailed stories of boys leering down girls’ tops and wolf whistles in the street, many more documented far more predatory behaviour.
One contributor told of how, at the age of eight, she was followed around a Kmart store by a man after he ogled at her. Read more