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What you can do to help end street harassment

The following is guest post by Holly Kearl for International Anti-Street Harassment Week. Kearl is an DC-based activist and author of “Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women.”

By age 12, nearly 1 in 4 girls experience unwanted sexual comments, leers, touches, and stalking in public places by strangers. Nearly 90 percent of women have that experience by age 19.

Street harassment teaches girls that public places are male territory and they are prey to male predators of all ages. The harassment restricts their access to public places and impedes gender equality. Street harassment—including scary amounts of violence—also disproportionately and negatively impacts LGBQT individuals.

This is unacceptable.

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The following is guest post by Holly Kearl for International Anti-Street Harassment Week. Kearl is an DC-based activist and author of “Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women.”

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