I once recall being howled at, a bad imitation of a rabid wolf or something. Not nice. +Gnotic Pasta
Sadly yes, for Sri Lanka at least. For example if a woman takes public transport daily, chances are that she would be groped, flashed at, rubbed up against about 50% of the time. A lechy comment would be so common-place
that it wouldn't even be noticed. The buses tend to be extremely crowded most of the time, so there is no escape. No one says or does anything if they witness a woman being harassed like this, at least it's very unusual for someone else to intervene. It's just accepted as the norm. So most women have their own cars if they can afford it, or get rides from friends, avoid traveling alone, especially towards evening and so on. A male companion (be it husband, boyfriend or friend) is a must, in order to avoid this sort of harassment. Reporting it to the police is not even an option that women would consider, most of the time even outright sexual assaults and rapes go unreported because the police can be very unsympathetic. +David Ratnasabapathy
, a maths teacher who has mostly female students will tell you horror stories about what his students relate to him regarding flashers and masturbators on public transport. As could +sachintha peiris
I'm sure. I don't mean to trivialize the issues that +A.V. Flox
highlights with harassment online, because that stuff can be pretty nasty, but I am so very glad that the internet is nothing
like what life in most other countries can be like for women.