Recently in Philadelphia a woman was raped on public transportation as people watched and filmed until SEPTA police stopped the assault at the final stop on the train. A few years ago I wrote this piece for WHYY News on the importance of intervention.
One incident I recount is when a complete stranger saved me from being attacked as I ran from a man chasing me on Callowhill street. I still don’t know her name. She likely saved my life.
“In a world where we are all accountable for each other, in a world where we find no pleasure in the victimization of others, we are less likely to be victim to one another.”
Stop Assault Voyeurism