Unsafe Streets: Report Finds Pervasive Harassment on U.S. Streets

A new report, the first of its kind, documents the pervasive harassment experienced by women, and many men, of all races, income levels, sexual orientations, and geographic locations. The report identifies the situation as an issue of human rights.

"Stop Street Harassment, a nonprofit working to end sexual harassment in public spaces, just released the first national study on street harassment. Titled 'Unsafe and Harassed in Public Spaces: A National Street Harassment Report,' it consists of data reported by 2,000 people surveyed by market research company Gfk, and information from 10 focus groups SSH held across the United States between February and March 2014," according to an article by Lauren McEwen.

"According to the study, 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men in the United States have experienced street harassment."

The article details many varieties of sad and disappointing findings, but also this glimmer of hope for the future of civility and respect: 91 percent of survey participants believe there are ways to end street harassment.

Full Story: New study suggests street harassment is widespread

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