While living in Yemen, I used to get harassed a lot. There is unspoken agreement among males that females are second class citizens. Hence, females are always subjected to sexual harassment on a daily biases while they are at public spaces. After college I gained more confidence and started to defend myself whenever I get harassed. “Stop it! otherwise, I will turn this bus upside down if you continue, you moron.” I used to yell to harassers at the public transportation.
Two days ago, Shorouq al-Turby, an Egyptian young lady, was killed after a harasser run over her with his car after she tried to defend herself (read here). That was the price of her bravery. No legal action has been done so far by Egypt’s government in regard of that. Justice has not been served for Shorouq’s lost soul. I can’t get Shorouq out of my head and I think girls around the world must also not get her out of their heads. It could have been me, you, her, or any other woman in the world.
Rest in peace Shorouq and may we continue the fight for you and all females in the world!