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Jakarta Post

Victims, artists use social media to highlight sexual harassment

  • Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 23 2019   /  12:40 am

Concerts allow music fans to come together and enjoy the performances with friends or family. However, these events, with large crowds pressed together, are also becoming known for incidents of sexual harassment.With the growth of the #metoo movement, more victims of sexual harassment at music concerts have come forward to share their experiences, including 22-year-old Fattwa Pujanggawati. She took to Twitter to share her story of being sexually abused during a performance of rock band .Feast in Bekasi, West Java, on Saturday.As the story went viral, fellow concert-goers and music enthusiasts shared their own experiences with The Jakarta Post. Gaby Swastika, 30, a music enthusiast living in East Java’s Surabaya, recalled an incident at a concert 10 years ago when she was still a student in Yogyakarta.“I was with my younger cousin, also a girl, watching The Changcu...