While there are a lot of high-profile sexual abuse and harassment cases in the news at the moment, a recent poll
has found that this kind of behaviour is far from limited to Hollywood. The majority of young women in the UK
say they have been sexually harassed in public at some point in the last five years. While this figure does decline in the older age groups, overall, 24 percent of women reported having been harassed. The most common form of harassment reported in the survey was a verbal comment of a sexual nature which made the respondent feel uncomfortable (39 percent). 31 percent said they had experienced inappropriate touching - this rises to 38 percent for 18 to 24 year olds.