Anonymous

Perhaps Everyday Sexism should also be called Everywhere Sexism. Once I was in a market in India when a man groped me. I was told by my relatives that I should have been standing closer to them for protection. I was doing a language course in Paris when I was 17 and was constantly followed and propositioned in a lewd manner by men at least twice my age. I literally had to scream at them to get them to leave me alone. I was in a café in London around lunchtime (broad daylight) when 3 men cornered me, tried to take pictures of me and made lewd remarks. When I asked the café owner for assistance, he asked me why I was causing trouble. In London again I asked a black cab driver to stop calling me “babe” and was told I was a “stupid fucking moron” and I shouldn’t flatter myself that anybody would ever be interested in me.