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Hashtag Exposes the Sexism Women Face on Their Daily Commute

For a lot of women, the simple act of commuting to work can entail a lot of unwanted attention from street harassers.

Huffington Post Women highlighted this struggle in an article about harassment during work commutes, with a specific focus on public transit. The piece instructed readers to use the hashtag #CommutingWhileFemale to share their own experiences, and the responses were troubling:

Several Twitter users previously used the hashtag to share unfortunate experiences with sexism and harassment they faced on their commutes:

The resurrection of #CommutingWhileFemale follows the creation of #NoWomanEver, a humorous viral hashtag that highlights some of the absurd ways men harass women in public and in private:

In 2015, an international study conducted by anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! and Cornell University found that 85 percent of U.S. women reported experiencing street harassment before the age of 17, with 67 percent of women reporting that they experienced it before the age of 14. The study found that 72 percent of women worldwide reported taking a different mode of transportation due to harassment.

Watch ATTN:'s video below to learn how women are protecting each other from harassment in public:

[H/T HuffPost Women]

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