Actress Jameela Jamil has triggered a conversation involving hundreds of women after she described being sexually harassed in the street.
On Twitter, she spoke about how important it is to "teach children" about rejection after a man "threatened" her because she had refused to take his phone number.
Jamil wrote: "[I] was out at the shops with my friend. Man ogles me. Man then approaches me to give me his number.
"I explain I have a boyfriend but thank him for the offer. Man then threatens my career, saying I better remember that I rejected him. And then shouts at me that Im low class…"
Jamil's tweet, which has been liked more than 28,000 times, prompted other women to share their stories – as well as the steps they have had to take to feel safe.
One woman wrote: "I've been outside cleaning my car in the summer, for a man to drive past, park his car and thought he has the right to come over to start touching me up. Outside my own home. Because I was wearing shorts. I had to leave my car, run inside and lock the door. What's wrong with them."
Another said a man spat in her hair when she turned him down.
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Jamil, who currently stars in Netflix show The Good Place, has previously spoken out against body-shaming and photo editing.
In tweets to her 736,000 followers, she added: "I once said no thank you to man when I was 19 and didn't have an excuse… and he punched me in the face. After that whether or not I have a boyfriend, I say I do. Being a woman is truly, constantly scary. It's Read More – Source