An Egyptian girl used her mobile phone to document what she described as an incident of sexual harassment and groping on public transport.
She shared on social media photos showing a man in the seat behind her attempting to reach her.
“This is the first time I’m convinced we have no real men [in this country], this has just happened and the first thing I did was to take a picture of it so when [the harasser] says he did not do anything, I will know how to respond,” the woman wrote on Facebook.
When she began shouting, the woman claimed that people around her did not offer help, and instead told her “khalas” or forget it.
Refusing to get over the incident, the girl wrote: “When old men ask me to remain silent when someone puts his hand on me...then I’m calling on all girls to stand up for themselves and be tough, and let me see someone come to me and say ‘it’s what you are wearing that’s provocative.’”
The girl was on riding a microbus on her commute back to home after attending a class, she wrote.
“Will you be willing to lock girls inside their homes because you cannot control yourselves?” she asked in her post.
“I’m not wearing tight clothes and my face is barely visible, find other excuses to justify what happened.”
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