Rosie’s Story

I’m 17 years old and it sickens me that men older than my dad make comments and make me feel victimised almost everyday. It’s got to the point now that I don’t want to walk places alone because I expect to be addressed with a wolf-whistle from a disgusting pevert. There’s currently a heat wave in the UK, so naturally I am going to wear slightly less clothing. Today on my way to the outdoor pool I had four separate comments from men in cars, and even to my face. I don’t understand how men think it’s acceptable to make a teenager not want to leave the house in fear of unwanted attention. I can’t wait for the day that we can get the respect we deserve. After all, ever seen a woman street harass a man?