Author asks women on Twitter if they have been ever been flashed, the responses will shock you

Jennifer Wright, an author put up a status on Twitter where she asked women, who have been flashed a penis to speak up on their experiences. And much like the time during #MeToo, the response has been staggering. More women have been through this than one would like to imagine and the stories are horrific.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 14, 2017 4:00 pm
sexual abuse, women harassed, women flashed in public, women flashed, twitter reactions, indian express, indian express news Too many women have gone through sexual abuse than one would like to admit.

News of Hollywood magnate Harvey Weinstein molesting and sexually harassing women not only shocked everyone but also started a conversation about sexual abuse on social media. Although its prevalence was never denied, the Weinstein episode ended up emboldening other women to speak of similar incidents in their lives. Alyssa Milano’s tweet urging women to speak about incidents of being sexually abused or harassed started an online movement of sorts when narratives of sexual abuse poured from all quarters with the hashtag #MeToo. Now, in almost step forward to this, Jennifer Wright, an author, put up a similar status on Twitter where she asked women, who have been flashed a penis to speak up on their experiences. And much like the last time, the response has been staggering.

More women have been through this than one would like to imagine and the stories are horrific. “Hey women: retweet if you’ve ever been shown a penis you did not want or expect to see,” Wright tweeted on November 10 and many women responded to this. While one user wrote, “The first time I was in second grade. He drove by me and called me over to his car. His penis was out. Second time I was 19, it was on public transportation” another wrote “Same here! I was nine. It was a neighbor in his station wagon. Didn’t even know what I was looking at.” Women, from different walks of life and strata have a familiar story to narrate.

This is the tweet that started the conversation.

And this is how women responded.

There were also men who joined the conversation.

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