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Thursday, August 7, 2008

I can't believe this is actually a problem....but sadly it is

From CBS New York:

For years countless women have had to put up with sexual harassment on the subway, from lewd comments to groping on a crowded train. ...Now the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is about to launch a new campaign to crack down on the problem. ...A packed train can be a nightmare for women. .."If guys get too close and start rubbing up against you it's just gross," subway rider Nicole Saulter said. ..."You'll feel them pushing up on you with their lower part of the body and they'll stay there," Ivy Soto added. ...The agency expects to distribute 2,000 posters throughout the subway system that tell people who are sexually harassed on trains to report it to an employee or police officer. ...A study by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer last year found 63 percent of women surveyed reported being sexually harassed while on subways and another 10 percent said they were sexually assaulted. ...The study also found that 69 percent of the women surveyed reported they had felt the threat of sexual assault or harassment while on the city subway system.

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