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Why Didn’t She Simply Stand Up and Go? Photo of Man’s Sexual Harassment Conduct in Subway Triggers Debate Online

A photo was uploaded online recently showing a man placed his hand on the thigh of a woman sitting next to her reportedly on subway Line 2 of Chengdu city, southwest China’s Sichuan province. The one who uploaded the photo said that the woman was apparently embarrassed. The incident lasted until an angry onlooker suggested swapping seats with the victim. The woman readily accepted the offer, only then did the incident end.

The photo quickly got circulated on China's microblogging platform Weibo.

Sexual harassment on public transportation has always been a plague. While people get enraged towards the wretched man, the topic of debate mainly lies on the victim this time.

“She could simply stand up and walk away. Why did not she?” one netizen said.

“I think she is enjoying it,” said one web user, who was strongly rebuked by many for the heartless comment.

[ Editor: Fanhua ]