Whether in the office or in the streets, sexual harassment can take place everywhere. It happens in any circumstances and experienced by most of us—especially women.
In February 2016, Stop Street Harassment reported that 88% of women (ages 18 to 24) from the barangays of Payatas and Bagong Silangan Quezon city, were sexually harassed at least once in their lives. While there were 34% of them had experienced the “worst” sexual predation such as flashing, groping, and public masturbation.
Last May 4, Twitter user Reina Ann Acuña (@ReinsAnn) posted about her friend’s experience while riding the bus en route to SM San Lazaro Tayuman. According to Acuña, her friend fell asleep on the bus when suddenly she felt something on her pants. Her friend was completely surprised when she realized that it was a seminal fluid allegedly wiped on her pants.
Acuña told InqPOP! that, “Just to give you more info about the incident, before my friend fell asleep the guy wasn’t there so she didn’t really see the face of the perpetrator. The moment she felt something on her pants, she tried to move and see what it is, the guy hastily got up and walked away.”
SO YUNG FRIEND KO NAKATULOG LANG SA BUS SAGLIT AND THIS HAPPENED SHE DIDNT SEE THE FACE NUNG GUY KASE PAGKAGISING NYA TUMAYO AGAD AND UMALIS NA YUNG LALAKE PUTANGINA I AM SO MAD BAKIT MAY MGA GANITONG LALAKE 😭 pic.twitter.com/lofBeVoODu
— Reina (@ReinsAnn) May 4, 2019
Acuña added that her 22-year-old friend is still traumatized over what happened. With more than 6K retweets and 20K reactions, Reina’s Twitter post caused outrage among Twitter users and immediately expressed their concern for the victim.
Here are some of their comments:
I'm very sorry of what he's done to your friend. I feel ashamed rn. 🤦😔
— ᜀᜉᜓᜎᜃᜒ (@iroberticus) May 5, 2019
fok sobrang kadiri paano nagagawa ng ibang lalaki na gumawa ng ganyan sa public places leik wtf sobrang kadiri nakapantalon na yan si ate pero nabastos pa din.
— bam (@_Alliennn) May 5, 2019
Si God ng bahala sayo. Wala ng matutulog sa kahit saang transpo, hirap ng magtrust, daming walang respeto 😡
— Carla Tolentino (@carlangeliquee) May 6, 2019
Ang sarap ipakulong ni kuya 🙂
— 𝒟𝒶𝓃🥀 (@dmaeamaen) May 5, 2019
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