A woman in Nanjing, China caught a man on the metro train trying to take photos under her skirt with a camera hidden in his backpack.
She didn’t simply walk away from the man to another part of the train; she confronted him and did so loud enough for others on the train to hear.
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While the woman’s exchange with her harasser is in Chinese, it is clear by her tone that she meant business and it’s evident by the culprit’s reaction that he had been caught red-handed doing something wrong despite trying to deny it.
She demanded that he delete the photos but he continuously denied his actions, according to People’s Daily, China. She relentlessly barraged him until he chewed up his camera’s memory card and then exited the train.
The man was reportedly detained by police after attempting to flee the station. People’s Daily, China posted a video of the incident, encouraging women to stand up for themselves against harassment.
Unfortunately, what this man was doing is a common form of sexual harassment that women often don’t even realize is happening to them.
Just two years ago, footage of Washington DC women taken from underneath their skirts while riding the train began popping up on adult websites which sparked public outrage, according to the Washington Times.
While it is important to remain aware of your surroundings and alert — as this Nanjing woman demonstrated — it is utterly disgusting and disappointing that a woman can’t even carry out mundane daily tasks such as commuting to work or school without being sexualized and objectified against her will.
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Banner Photo Credit: Facebook/People's Daily, China