Intervention Done Right

by Glen Canning

Joanna Chiu, Bureau Chief at the Toronto Star and The Star Vancouver, put up a thread on Twitter yesterday about an incident that happened during on a flight she was on. Sitting behind her was a teenage girl and an older man the girl didn’t know.

At some point in the flight the man asked the girl, who was separated from her family, to send him a “dirty” picture.

What followed is an example of bystander intervention done right.

Now Joanne Chiu has her Tweeter feed full of women sharing similar stories of being creeped, harassed, and assaulted. Usually with little or no intervention from bystanders.

If you are unsure of how to intervene in a situation like the one described in this thread, Hollaback has a great resource page on what you can do.

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Kevin James Vowles March 26, 2019 - 12:57 am

Wow! That is amazing. By-stander intervention done courageously and effectively! I do hope that the young woman gets what she needs and he gets what he deserves!!!

Christine Elliott March 27, 2019 - 1:03 am

So glad to see this! Kudos to Joanna and the airline crew!

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