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RW says 43% of women - just 4% of men - have been harassed on their runs
I'm in the same boat, harassed mercilessly when running a lot, not really at all now. Had eggs, Slurpees, god-knows-what thrown at me. Accused of being a fag, punk, etc. Plenty of cars circling back if I responded, got in one fight, the rest of the time it was all bluster. Back in the 70's we would get harassed by somebody at least a couple of times a week. I'm guessing, with many more runners on the roads, it's less today. Which may account for the drop in male harassment claims. God forbid if you were a woman running back then. Ugh.
I don't think that the harassment was clothing related though. I think it is more of a location type thing. Never once, today and when I was running a lot, did I concern myself with the safety of the area that I was running in. I went everywhere and anywhere. Women are much more conscious of "safe places to run". So, for me, the harassment is more location specific and less about short shorts.
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