A friend of mine noted on Facebook that, while running with her sister last night, a group of 10 to 12 year old boys paced them and then started yelling comments about them getting in shape and 'burn[ing] those calories." They weren't sure how to respond. Her husband happened to be running up ahead and he turned around and blinded the kids with his headlamp. She posted to get some ideas about what she could have done.
My first response is how frustrating is it that a victim is searching for an appropriate response to street harassment.
Second, what kind of society are we living in that 10 to 12 year old boys believe that it is okay, feel comfortable 'trying out' harassment toward two adult women?
Third, in addition to talking to their parents, what legal options exist to ensure it ends?
I found a few sites that seem helpful...I'm totally checking out the street harassment apps!