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The percentage of women who have been sexually harassed in public is staggering

Hollaback!, the sexual harassment activist group, and Cornell University began a large-scale research survey on street harassment in 2014. The study, released last May, reviews data from the United States as well as a cross-cultural analysis of street harassment from 42 cities around the globe.

Amid the shocking numbers (50 percent of women across the globe have been fondled or groped), the study found that nearly 75 percent of those surveyed had to change their transportation plans because of harassment.


Then there's this: In 2015, the French government's High Council for Equality Between Men and Women released a report revealing the percentage of women surveyed in the Paris region who said they had experienced harassment on public transit. And that figure was 100 percent.

There is action. In October, the RATP (Paris' MTA) paired with the activist organization Stop Harcelement de Rue to create campaigns and actions to put an end to harassment on the metro system. And awareness is growing. Lille Sans Relou (an outcropping of the French anti-harassment organization Ville Sans Relou) created this video:

Warning: NSFW

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Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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Tektites, which are essentially rocks that have been liquefied from the heat of the impact and then cooled to form glass, help scientists spot the original impact site of a meteor. Upon impact, melted material is thrown into the atmosphere, then falls back to the ground. Even if the original crater has disappeared due to erosion or is hidden by a shift in tectonic plates, tektites give the spot away. Tektites between 750,000 to 35.5 million years old have been found in every continent except Antarctica.

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