When I was in my early twenties, a couple of close female friends told me about their sexual assaults. I was horrified and sad and distraught. And I started to do research to learn the best way to support them and also to find other sources of support.
As I did the research I learned how often this kind of thing was happening. A recent survey by Stop Street Harassment came out this January and found that 81% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment.