Would you ask sexually harassed people, 'What were you wearing?'

For the writer, the one-year-plus of the #MeToo movement was bookended by the question of 'What were you wearing?, which sounds like code for 'you asked for trouble'

"What were you wearing?"

I was asked that question by a well-meaning person when I wrote a column in The Sunday Times in 2017 about being followed by a stranger.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 24, 2019, with the headline 'Would you ask sexually harassed people, 'What were you wearing?''. Subscribe