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Do You Get Harassed by Strangers?

All (women) aboard! India's four largest cities recently introduced the "Ladies Special" — a commuter train for women only. The cities have found that the segregated service is needed to prevent women from being groped, pinched, and subjected to shouted insults while they commute to work.

India isn't the first country to try something like this. Last year Mexico City addressed public sexual harassment by debuting women-only buses marked with pink placards of course. And such harassment is so prevalent in Japan that there's even a word ("chikan") just for subway gropers. (And let's not forget that you don't have to be groped to be harassed; you might witness someone masturbating while you're trying to get to work on the subway!)

Knowing that you can travel in peace must be a relief for women who have been sexually harassed by strange men. Does this ever happen to you?

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