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Victims By Chey Orednick

What is a victim?

vic-tim

/ˈviktəm/



Noun



  1. A person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action.
  2. A person who is tricked or duped: "the victim of a hoax".






Synonyms


prey - sacrifice - casualty - offering - oblation







What is Sexual Harassment?

    sex·u·al ha·rass·ment
    noun
    Harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks


Victims of Sexual Harassment or Assault That Took Their Lives:

And When Sexual Harassment is Common Practice...

In Bangladesh, during the year of 2010, 28 women committed suicide, and another 7 attempted it to escape the constant sexual harassment and "eve-teasing". 90% of girls 8-10 have experienced "eve-teasing", where boys intercept girls on the street, and shout obscenities, laugh at them, or grab their clothes. When this happens commonly, and is approved of by the men in a society where what men say is law, it's no wonder that those women wanted to kill themselves.

For Those of You Who May Be Victims, and Thinking of Suicide..

The Suicide Hotline is there to listen and help.

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