A campaign which aims to confront the way men behave towards women has been launched and the internet is praising the initiative.
Labour Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham shared the campaign video, which follows a young woman as she faces sexual harassment throughout her day: while out for a jog, on social media platforms, leaving a coffee shop and a night out on the town.
“Rather than women being forced to change their behaviours to feel safe, it is men and boys who need to take responsibility for this issue, either by reflecting on and changing our own behaviours or challenging those of people we know,” Burnham said in a statement.
“This new video is intended to get the conversation going and in the New Year, we will be taking it into our schools, colleges and communities,”
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