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Man tries harassing teenage girl on flight. Badass journalist saves the day

Man tries harassing teenage girl on flight. Badass journalist saves the day

Joanna Chiu was traveling by a late-evening flight when a man appearing in his late thirties targeted a teenager separated from the rest of her family and harassed her. Her thread is going viral on Twitter for all the right reasons.

A thread by a journalist, Joanna Chiu (@joannachiu) describing a sexual harassment incident onboard a flight is going viral on Twitter for all the right reasons.

Joanna Chiu was recently travelling by a Canadian airline when she encountered the incident.

In her thread, she explained how during a late-evening flight a man appearing in his late thirties targeted a teenager separated from the rest of her family and harassed her.

She tweeted, Thread about airplane creeps: I’m on a plane from a late-evening stopover and was very tired and had a row to myself to sleep but couldn’t avoid noticing what was going on in the row behind me.

A man appearing in his late thirties was obviously delighted to be seated next to a teenager separated from the rest of her family. He started off by asking about her career plans and laughed when she said she wanted to be CEO and kept giving her ridiculous advice, she added.

She explained how the girl was friendly, but the man took it too far and started asking her out which the teen tried to ignore.

Things went too far when the man harassed her and asked for a dirty photo while leaning close to her. This was when Joanna intervened and called him out.

She also tweeted that she will file a complaint against the man so that he never repeats something like that. After the tweet went viral, women praised Joanna for her bravery and even narrated their stories.

She also urged men to keep check on their surroundings, spot creeps and help women who need it.