Not a rant, this is my first post here having often flicked through se23L for some time and a topic I feel important to bring to the forum.
For clarity I am male.
Over the course of the past year my younger sister has moved down to London and started living with me in FH. On numerous occasions she has come home upset and angry at having had comments and whistling passed at her in the street by complete strangers - often in the evening but even in the middle of the day - most usually on the High Street/Dartmouth Rd, even outside the train station.
Naturally this causes me anger and frustration as well. It’s not fair that anyone, let alone a 21 year old woman should feel intimidated or unsafe whilst in public spaces within their local community. It also occurs to me - perhaps slightly more naive as a bloke in my 20s - that our friendly, diverse, inclusive local area seems at least more of an unlikely setting for sexually aggressive individuals to be shouting at women in the street.
More than anything, I’m keen to understand if this something anybody else has experienced or noticed happening. It goes without saying that it’s shameful and unacceptable, but I feel this is a discussion that ought to be opened if more people are suffering and feel unable to talk about it.
One concerned brother