Some women kept quiet because, when they did try to tell someone what had happened, they were blamed, or asked: "What were you wearing? Again and again, victims described witnesses turning away, ignoring the problem and failing to step in and help. The phrase "I was thirteen" recurs again and again, as do mentions of uniform and walking to school. If you think that being masturbated at is a rare experience, today's torrent of tweets should change your mind. Some recalled reporting incidents to the police, but many more said they had never told anyone — out of shame, fear, or the worry that they wouldn't be believed. Loading comments… Trouble loading?
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When I spoke to a group of teenage girls at a careers event last year, they used the word "normal" to describe men masturbating on the tube in front of them while they were on their way to school in their school uniform. Every time a perpetrator gets away with masturbating in front of a woman or girl and witnesses turn away, it sends the message that they can get away with it again. The British Transport Police launched Project Guardian last year specifically to deal with these kinds of sexual offences on public transport. One tweet read: "I was 11 walking home from school, man following masturbating.