22-year-old “punched in the face for wearing a skirt” on her way home – World News


A young woman was reportedly punched in the face by three men for wearing a skirt.The 22-year-old, known as Elisabeth, was on her way home to Strasbourg, France last Friday when she was brutally assaulted.

The victim claims that she was held down by two men and beaten by a third just because they were angry with the way she was dressed.

She told France Bleu: “One of the three men told me ‘look at that in a skirt’

“I allowed myself to answer” sorry “. Then they said “you shut her bi ** h and look down”.

“Two of them grabbed me by an arm and the third hit me in the face. And then the three fled.

Victim was assaulted on her way home in Strasbourg, France

Elisabeth, a foreign language student, says more than a dozen people witnessed the attack, which left her a black eye, although no one intervened.

Despite the horrific ordeal, the victim says she won’t let the attack affect her confidence.

“I thought a lot about the prospect, it could have been a lot worse,” she said.

“Life is so short, there are so many beautiful things that happen.

“You must not let yourself be defeated and be afraid to go out, or be afraid to put on a skirt”.

Following news of the alleged attack, the French government has urged the nation to dress as it sees fit.

Spokesman Gabriel Attal said: “In France, you have to be able to go out in the street dressed as you want.

“We cannot accept that today in France, a woman feels in danger, either harassed, threatened or beaten because of the way she dresses.

Speaking to France Bleu Alsace radio station, Junior Interior Minister Marlence Schiappa said: “A woman is never hit because she wears a skirt.

“A woman is hit because there are people who are misogynist, sexist, violent and who break free from any law or any rule of civility by beating them.


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