Gender, Love, Social Justice

Viral #WhenIWas shows how terrifyingly normal sexual harassment is

Even with the help of a hashtag, those experiences are never easy to tell.

Twitter has exploded into a space of the stories of hundreds of women sharing their sexual harassment experiences with the hashtag #WhenIWas. Started as part of a campaign by Everyday Sexism, the hashtag showed varied stories, including those that took place as early as 8 and 11 years old.

“Many people are shocked and unaware that sexual harassment, violence, discrimination and abuse start from an extremely young age,” wrote EverydaySexism on Twitter. Their disturbing accounts highlight just how early on sexual harassment begins.

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