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Reporter experiences street harassment as she’s reporting on street harassment

Irony takes many forms.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Sep 27, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 9:59 pm CDT

Sometimes, when you’re reporting on street harassment, someone comes along and proves your point. 

According to BBC reporter Sarah Teale, an online study revealed that 95 percent of participants had experienced street harassment in some form. Teale explained this during a recent segment on street harassment, which was being filmed in Nottingham. As they were filming, someone off camera shouted “sexual obscenities” at her. 

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The BBC reports that Teale was actually filming outside a conference center where the issue of street harassment was being discussed. 

Many commenters have called out the real-time harassment as staged, or claimed Teale is “just cashing in on the trend and trying to be funny and nothing more,” whatever that means. But let’s keep in mind that 95 percent statistic. H/T BBC | Photo via stimpsonjake/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 27, 2015, 11:57 am CDT