‘I have never felt so terrified’: Harassment of female runners a gendered issue with no simple solution – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘It is a highly gender-based experience’But the experiences of these women are far from unique.A recent study by Runner’s World found that 43 per cent of female runners experienced harassment at least sometimes — compared with just 4 per cent of men.The study also found that 63 per cent of women ran where they felt it was unlikely they would encounter a person who might harm them, and 41 per cent ran where they thought they would be less likely to received unsolicited attention.For men, the figures were 23 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively.Thirty per cent of women reported being followed by someone — and 18 per cent had been sexually propositioned while out running.

Source: ‘I have never felt so terrified’: Harassment of female runners a gendered issue with no simple solution – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)