There are 61 white beads and 260 colored beads, totaling 321 beads. The ratio of colored beads against the total represents the 81% of women who reported having been sexually harassed in some form during their lifetime. Each grouping of color also represents the scale of different forms of sexual harassment experiences.
77% of women verbally sexually harassed – 77 purple beads
51% of women sexually touched in unwelcomed ways – 51 turquoise beads
41% of women sexually harassed online – 41 light blue beads
34% of women physically followed home – 34 light pink beads
30% of women who have had genitals flashed at them – 30 orange beads
27% of women sexually assaulted – 27 light-yellow beads
These statistics should concern you. To make it personal, the majority of the women in your life have experienced sexual harassment of some type. Over a quarter have been sexually assaulted. We need to continue to spread awareness and stop sexual harassment. My hope is that these earrings can help be one small step towards that by creating conversation.
This product is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by either Stop Street Harassment or RAINN.