Hello All,

Am Sharon and this is my first post... slightly awkward posting but felt I needed to just get it out and possibly hear about other peoples experiences so that I know I am alone... My husband got a job abroad and I went with him (its completely alient culture - don't want to name the country here) and soon enough I got a job myself... but soon got exposed to a very very new and alarming situation - the roads / markets / public transport - everywhere is so so crowded and well invariably guys take this as a licence to grope and fondle women... when I was new I used to wear skirts and have had some of absolutely nightmarish experiences stuck between men in public transports etc... I have completely stopped wearing skirts or anything remotely revealing... but the groping does not stop... ladies here have almost accepted it as a given... to be honest I have resigned to the fact that I am going to have my squeezed or breasts touched... but at times it just gets so much more than that specially when you are stuck in a crowded transport etc...

I don't want to get too explicit here... but am writing her just to hear from ladies if they have gone through such experiences before - to a point where it is more than just a touch or a nudge...

Thanks