A fellow male passenger allegedly "grabbed and stroked" her calf.

Woman live-tweets about alleged on-flight sexual harassment exposes faulty reporting processImage for representation
Features Sexual harassment Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 19:23

Women are (sadly) trained to be hyper-alert, not go out alone or after the dark and told a whole list of precautions they should take to avoid sexual harassment and/or assault. However, it turns out even well-lit, public spaces aren't safe.

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifAriana Lenarsky was traveling on a flight on Monday when a fellow passenger allegedly "grabbed and stroked" her calf. 

When she complained to the flight attendants, she found out that another woman had already complained about the same man. 

Ariana then took a picture of the man but decided against posting it on Twitter at the time. As the flight took off, it was too late to evict the him. Ariana was told that a report was being filed with the airline and that local authorities would meet them when they landed.

Read what happened after they landed:

She then tweeted his picture with the following message:

"You can't grab women on a plane, guy. You can't do it. Hope you get the help you need." 

And as if being told that it wasn't the "crime of the century" wasn't bad enough, Ariana clarified in another tweet that it wasn't the local authorities who told her this, but the FBI itself.

However, after her tweets went viral, having been retweeted thousands of times, Ariana said that the Austin Police Department had come forward to take a report of the incident.

She said later that by live-tweeting about the incident, she had "inadvertently illuminated that the process of reporting assault is broken." 

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