A twitter thread about one woman's experience on the subway is striking a chord.
Zoe Tillman, a BuzzFeed reporter, told a Twitter story in six parts about an incident she witnessed while riding the metro in Washington, D.C. She alleges in her tweets that this was just a woman on her way to work.
Both women and men reacted to her story with anger and frustration.
And then of course, there was one of these:
Which was shut down with this:
The truth is street harassment exists, and women often have to contend with it.
ATTN: previously reported on a 2015 study by anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! and Cornell University that reported "a whopping 72 percent of women all over the world reported changing their transportation plans as a result of harassment."
The #commutingwhilefemale hashtag, which first popped up on Twitter in the summer of 2016, was filled with tweets about how women dealt with being harassed while on public transportation — or simply walking down the street:
Women are still using the hashtag even today:
This comic, originally posted on Everyday Feminism, sums up being harassed on public transportation, and the potential consequences of your response.
Just another woman trying to get to work.