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The viral video of Ugandan artist Vinka reminds us that sexual harrassment is never okay

Adding to the reasons why we’re tired of men, Ugandan artist Vinka was harassed on stage during a performance — evoking a well-deserved kick to the “fan” who tried to touch her.

In a viral video of the singer performing in South Sudan, someone in the front row of the concert appeared to reach out and touch her private parts. Vinka then fought back and walked away to carry on the rest of her performance after security stepped in between them.

With over two million views to date, the video has made its rounds on social media and also garnered support from internet users around the world. People were rightfully outraged to see a woman be sexually harassed not only in front of an entire crowd, but during her very own concert.

It sparked discussions on consent and protection for female artists, while others applauded Vinka for continuing on with her performance despite the uncomfortable situation.

In a perfect world, the ideal solution would be to teach men to respect women. However, Vinka’s situation is not unique.

Sexual harassment doesn’t just happen when people aren’t looking, but also in broad daylight, in large crowds, maybe with a group of people you know, and even on stage.

As hundreds of women fall victim to sexual harassment every single day, it reminds us that there needs to be a continuous effort to protect women everywhere.

 

 

 

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