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25 people share how old they were when men started to make them feel uncomfortable

For centuries, children across the world have been falling victim to sexual harassment, assault, or worse at very young ages.

25 people share how old they were when men started to make them feel uncomfortable
Cover Image Source: Twitter/kay_oz

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault/Harassment

To be completely at ease with oneself and one's surroundings is a luxury very few get to enjoy in life. In fact, about half the world's population is in a constant state of unease due to the rape culture established in our society by the actions of the other half. For centuries, children across the world have been falling victim to sexual harassment, assault, or worse at ages when they don't even have the emotional growth to understand or cope with the trauma. Without the means to identify or name the assault, they are yanked out of their blissful childhood and thrust into a world of psychological issues that haunt them throughout their lives.



 

A viral tweet from the outspoken Twitter user "feminist next door" recently shined a light on just how young this starts for many when they asked: "How old were you when men started making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in your own body?" Hundreds of netizens flooded the tweet with heartbreaking revelations that make us wonder how on Earth this has been allowed to continue even today. 

Here are 25 gut-wrenching responses to the tweet:

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