Women Share Experiences of Sexual Harassment Using #WhenIWas

Note: Content warning for sexual assault and violence in this article.

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On Tuesday women began using the hashtag #WhenIWas on Twitter to share their experiences with childhood sexual harassment. The hashtag was started by Everyday Sexism ”to reveal just how early and severe first experiences of sexism, harassment, discrimination and violence can be.”

The hashtag quickly went viral, featuring thousands of women, from all over the world, and their stories about sexual harassment from when they were teens, preteens, and even when they were young children.

Here are a few of the Tweets we found most unsettling:

https://twitter.com/putchti/status/722409198361776132

https://twitter.com/caileyisdead/status/722432471913099266

If this is something you’ve experienced and you feel comfortable sharing, and you’d like to take part in the conversation, you can do so on Twitter. But regardless, please know that you are not alone and you deserve to feel and be safe.

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