Page 3 girls want sexual harassment clamp-down after being leered at on street
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Daily Star Page 3 girls have called for a clamp-down on sexual harassment.
During our Hot Topics Facebook panel today, Daisy, Jess and Ruby spoke candidly about their experiences.
After the death of Sarah Everard, who was last seen walking home in Clapham at night, many have questioned how safe the streets are for women.
During our livestream, the models revealed they have been leered at, catcalled and followed down the street in the past, which has left them feeling unsafe.
Ruby said: “In London when I’m walking from the tube station to my flat, I FaceTime my mum and dad or friends.
“Men try and stop me at the side of the road and follow me. They shout out the window like ‘what’s your name’, ‘what’s your number’, ‘what’s your Instagram’.”
Ruby added: “I know sometimes it’s obviously harmless but I’m like ‘can you just leave me alone’.”
The model has also been in situations where men have taken pictures of her when she’s out in public without her consent.
So to feel safer after dark, she makes sure to share her location with loved ones so they can keep track of her.
The 22-year-old influencer, who is originally from Scotland, added: “I’ve got my Find My Friends on with all my friends.
“My mum and dad have got my location – I’ve been in situations where I’ve been like here’s my location if anything happens… it’s ridiculous.”
Daisy said: “We’ve all done that location send to a friend, we’ve all called a friend while we’re waiting just to be on the phone to someone, I think we can all agree that we’ve done that at some stage.”
The 24-year-old, from Essex, added that walking home alone is something she “avoids at all costs” if she can – but for women who work late shifts, this isn’t always possible.
Daisy explained: “When I used to work at a casino I was finishing my shifts at like 4am.
“I remember I’d try to get a parking space closer so I wouldn’t have that far when I finish.
“It’s that thought in your head that it’s just two minutes as opposed to 10 minutes at this time of night. Because you do just feel uneasy.”
Like Daisy, Jess tries to avoid being alone at night altogether.
The model has been warned from a young age about the dangers of wandering the streets after dark.
While she doesn’t think women should have to make the extra effort to keep themselves safe, she tries to hop in a taxi or walk with friends when possible.
Jess said: “I never, ever (walk home alone at night). If I can avoid it I will.
“If I go out with friends – obviously pre-Covid – we would all come back together and get a lift together.”
Jess added: “Even if I’m doing something in the day and need to get back at 8-9pm I’d rather just spend the money on an Uber.
“But I know that’s not sustainable for all women.
“There’s been times where I haven’t wanted to pay for an Uber but I’ve got my friends who I live with to meet me at the station.
“I just can’t do it alone. I find it so scary.”
Catch up on our Facebook Live panel here.
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