Going to the village store aged 18 and having the local fishmonger (easily in his 70s) come over to me and leer ‘it’s okay for an old man like me to appreciate a pretty young girl like you, isn’t it?’ At the time I was mortified, shocked beyond belief and unsure how to respond, quickly running home. Looking back I wish I had stood up for myself. I often wonder how many other women and girls he has said similar things to.