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A Moroccan woman’s perspective on the street harassment!
- 10 months ago
- 11 months ago
So I’ve been back in my university town for about a week and a half. I had one of the most ironic experiences tonight.
I was walking home alone from a friends house, which is about 15 minutes away from my apartment. I walked along the busiest road, even for 11:30 at night. I realized when I first started walking home that I felt a little uncomfortable, which has ever happened to me before walking home at any hour in Moscow.
I mean the town in 30,000 people on a good day, and I’ve never had a bad experience. I felt uncomfortable because of having spent the last year in Morocco and somehow that discomfort affected me on this particular walk home. Getting harassed happened so often in Meknes that it became a regular thing to deal with.
The irony of the situation was that on the mere 15 minute walk home I was harassed twice by groups of guys.
During the whole year trip in Morocco so many of us American girls constantly complained about harassment, yet it wasn’t so far from home. Simply because the men in Morocco were always cat calling, we forgot that it happens here too.