As a child, grown men thought it was OK to touch me - I thought it was part of being a girl
Recently, blogger, freelance journalist and social media influencer (yes, that's a thing) Rosemary McCabe posted a series of tweets about the sexual harassment and abuse she has endured in her life - thus far.
As I read her tweets, I realised that I had experienced similar events. Not in the recent past, for I am old enough to be Rosemary's mother, but when I was in my school uniform.
When I was a child, probably from the ages of 13 to about 15, I was occasionally sexually harassed by grown men who seemed to think they had a right to touch me. This sudden realisation, prompted by Rosemary's tweets, really angered me.