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Women Are Sharing Emotional Stories About Experiencing Sexual Harassment

EverydaySexism started #WhenIWas for women to share their experiences of sexual harassment.

Women are encouraged to share when they first started to experience sexism and sexual harassment.  It is intended to show how prevalent sexism is and how it starts affecting women even at very young ages.

Many of the stories women are sharing are about the first times they noticed sexism in comments and unequal rules.


#WhenIWas also includes stories about women facing verbal harassment and inappropriate sexual comments.


Women are talking about times they were assaulted and how those times were assumed to be all right — instead of forms of harassment.

https://twitter.com/smh_amanda/status/722446243809505280

https://twitter.com/flomatthews_/status/722446386306879490


Men are also joining in on the hashtag to recognize their ignorance of the topic.


Some women are coming forward with stories about men ignoring their rejections of advances.

https://twitter.com/PLASTlCIDE/status/722444299682648064


Women are also sharing stories using #WhenIWas about rape and assault.


Naturally, though, in a trend full of women revealing instances of sexism and assault, trolls are coming in and disrupting the conversation, further proving the hashtag's point.

https://twitter.com/dandyfascist/status/722449150374244353

Citations: Women are tweeting their experiences of being sexually harassed during childhood (Mashable)

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Alexandra Svokos

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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