According to a US-survey carried out in 2014, 65% of women and 23% of men have experienced some sort of street harassment. Women mostly reported having been sexually touched or followed while men mostly reported homophobic or transphobic slurs. LGBT individuals are particularly vulnerable: In a study of 93.000 LGBT individuals in the European Union, half of the participants said they would avoid public spaces because of street harassment (via).
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Ruth Orkin's (iconic) photograph "American girl in Italy" (1951) is often used as a symbol of harassment of women. Ninalee Craig, the woman in the photo, criticises this association (information and photograph via).