Video has gone viral on Chinese social media of a woman repeatedly slapping a man in the face for allegedly touching her inappropriately on the Shanghai Metro.
The video was shot by a middle-aged woman sitting on Line 11 who began to believe that a man seated beside her was rubbing up against her deliberately. When he allegedly stretched out his hand to touch her thigh and arm, the woman couldn’t take it anymore and decided to touch him as well.
In the clip, the woman is heard shouting angrily at the man, saying that he should know better and be ashamed of himself, while slapping him again and again across the face.
For his part, the man takes this punishment quietly, claiming that the subway is very cramped and he hadn’t meant to touch her.
The video clip fails to show any evidence of the man harassing the woman (and lots of evidence of the woman harassing the man). After watching, some netizens have said that they believe the incident was a misunderstanding and that the woman had overreacted to accidental contact.
However, others have argued that the man’s manner after being accused and slapped by the woman shows evidence of his guilt, praising the woman for fighting back against the perverts that plague public transportation networks in China.
Recently, more and more women have started taking action against their harassers. In May of this year, one woman in the Nanning metro slapped a creep who grabbed her butt before promptly taking him to the police. Last month, a woman riding a Beijing bus also slapped a man who grabbed her butt, and was nearly killed for it after the man then went after with a knife.
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