Comedian Jen Kirkman takes on street harassment with powerful retweets

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Comedian Jen Kirkman turned her Twitter account into a platform for women to share their harrowing stories about street harassment on Tuesday.

Kirkman, who has 175,000 followers, has been performing in Melbourne, Australia, and said she encountered a group of men at 11 p.m. who called her a “bitch” for not answering when they said she was wearing a nice coat. 

Her tweet about the incident garnered sexist responses from some men, but many women shared their sympathy and snippets of past similar experiences. It wasn’t long before Kirkman began retweeting those stories, which collectively demonstrate how street and sexual harassment are pervasive and insidious.  Read more…

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