Shocking answers of Egyptian school boys about why women get harassed on the streets.
Some examples are:
“About the harassment of women in the street, it’s usually the girl’s fault because sometimes they are strolling around in tight clothes which reveal their bodies.”
“If a girl is wearing a niqab, I can’t harass her.”
“They (the girls) want to be harassed!”
“The clothes they wear forces people in the street to harass them.”
“A respectable girl walks quickly, but some girls don’t, they slow down reaching a group of guys as if she wants to be harassed and that this verbal harassment feeds her confidence and ego.”
I find those answers very shocking, especially how the boys can believe that girls with hijab are not being harassed or that tight clothes are the reason for harassment or that girls experience it as a compliment to be harassed. There is just so much wrong with the answers of the boys; it’s mind-blowing to me.
“The stress and fear he felt walking the streets as a woman is something he wouldn’t wish on anyone!”