It’s quite obvious and rather unfortunate some women, on a daily basis, are subjected to sexual harassment and sexual advances by some men who cannot take no for an answer and keep their hands to themselves.
In an effort to mitigate this, the #MeToo hashtag movement was initiated to raise awareness of sexual harassment and sexual abuse and it instantly became a global movement.
Just a couple of weeks ago in Nigeria, some women stormed the Yaba market in Lagos to protest sexual harassment and catcalling by male traders.
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The protest turned out to be effective as some women shared on social media how the male traders are now restraining from touching them.
Take a look at some of the accounts below:
Almost the same thing happened to me yesterday. I even purposely went sef, I really didn’t need to buy anything but I was like, lemme see what would happen.
The closest thing to a catcall I got was, thank you fine girl. And that was for helping the seller look for change.
— Talade Blackie ❤ (@talade_blackie) December 19, 2018
I’m happy to say that the move that @MarketMarch team made was actually worth it.i was at YABA market today and there was no groping and harassment by the traders. At a point I thought it was just me but I took a moment to observe and I didn’t see them do it to anyone. Kudos ????
— raph_ai (@raph_ai) December 23, 2018
— Boukilicious (@bukolasanya) December 22, 2018
Been in yaba market for about an hour now and none of these guys have touched me yet. Shook. Really can’t believe it.
— Oghenemaro❤️ (@medlyne_reuben) December 21, 2018
So i was at Yaba market just now, one of the traders touched me and as soon as i turned to look at him he APOLOGIZED !!! He said “ah aunty I’m sorry” . You guys i was shook!! ?@MarketMarch . Thank you ??— Damilola ♥ (@thelolaoyetunji) December 21, 2018
I went to Yaba market on Tuesday and as I was walking by, a man said “I’m not touching you, I just want to sell my market”.
— ✨ (@folabomss) December 21, 2018
I am at Yaba market and no one is touching me,some are saying leave her o before she calls police,you know these girls don craze. The market march passed a message ☺️— Amara? (@AmaraIsQueen) December 21, 2018
The Market March worked cos Yaba boys are now scared of touching women talbout ‘leave her o before she calls the police’ ??
— juicy (@foreverdeb_) December 21, 2018
Guyssssss, I just passed through Yaba Market and nobody touched me.— Butterfly (@OniOluwafunmi) December 21, 2018
Nobody touched me!!!!!!
I am so happy, I hope this will last. Kudos to @OmogeDami and other women that led the march.
At Yaba to get my hair done and this guy touched me while trying to get me to patronize him. The apologies that followed almost had me laughing. So yeah, those girls did something good.
— Ada n’eri nnukwu anu (@akwybaby) December 21, 2018