Sunday 25 June 2017

Some men seem to think they're entitled to harass women - it's time to scream 'Stop!'

Jenny Stanley wrote about her harassment in Dublin city
Jenny Stanley wrote about her harassment in Dublin city

Lorraine Courtney

I'm walking back to work after my lunch break. A man in his late twenties leans out of a passing car window to shout: "Sexy c**t." The car drives off, the man still laughing. I feel deflated and powerless and angry.

Last week, in a letter to the Irish Independent, Jenny Stanley raised the issue of sexist abuse on Dublin's streets and how it left her in tears.

"As I reached my bus stop, I realised I would have a long wait and so zipped up my long, padded jacket and braced myself against the cold October night," she wrote. "It was not long before it became clear that the cold would be the least of my worries that evening."

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