It's every woman's nightmare, and too many women's reality. As many as 60% of women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace and just as many on college campuses. Often, the perpetrator is known to the victim. But when a stranger does it, it has the potential to be even more terrifying. That's exactly what happened to one Seattle woman.
28-year-old Julia Marquand says she was walking on the sidewalk when a stranger groped her. He tried to walk away as if nothing happened. That's when Julia pulled out her smartphone and started snapping pictures of the alleged groper.
— Julia Marquand (@JuliaMarquand) October 13, 2014
She tweeted: This dude groped me in Seattle yesterday. Cops didn't want the pic.
You would think her testimony and the photos would be enough to get the police to investigate, but the officer she spoke to refused to even look at the photos. Too often, this kind of sexual harassment goes unpunished, but thankfully, Julia didn't leave it at that.