Unfortunately these incidents are fairly common on the New York City subway. I'm not saying it's an everyday occurrence, but I'll bet I personally know (at a minimum) of a dozen women that this has happened to on the subway.
When I worked in Manhattan, it happened to me once on the subway, once while walking on the street, and once in the building I worked in. My reaction was to do NOTHING other than feel scared, and sickened, and violated, and I moved away from the offender and the situation as quickly as possible. I wish I had the presence of mind and the courage to respond in the manner of this girl!
(So sorry about the commercial in the beginning of the video. It's only about fifteen seconds though, and the video is worth it.)
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