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22 Women Share Safety Tips To Deal With Street Harassment
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22 Women Share Safety Tips To Deal With Street Harassment

"Walk toward an older woman and say, ‘Mom! A strange guy is hassling me.'"

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Women are constantly concerned about their safety, therefore, they go the extra mile and do everything they can to help each other. Some women took to Twitter to post safety recommendations and tips that they've tried and tested over the years to keep anybody safe if they're being followed or harassed by a stranger. RetroCrone was the original poster of the viral thread. She presented a fantastic idea to young females in unsafe situations, encouraging them to approach older ladies and say, "Mom! A strange guy is hassling me. He won’t leave me alone.” 

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Emily May, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Right To Be, described how pervasive harassment is and how to respond to it while speaking to Bored Panda. She said, "The 2021 study showed 80% of women have experienced street harassment. We're working with L'Oreal Paris to train 1 million people in bystander intervention to address street harassment. People can sign up for free training on our website." Right To Be is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending harassment in all of its forms and educating individuals on how to respond to, intervene in, and recover from harassment.