A woman in Houston, Rho Bashe, was attacked with a brick by a man after she declined to share her phone number. Several men witnessed the incident but did not intervene.
Bashe shared the incident on social media, questioning why the bystanders didn’t act. The Houston Police Department has not responded yet.
This incident has sparked discussions about how society treats women, bystander behavior, the impact of social media, and the ongoing problem of violence and responsibility.
Dr. Uju Anya, a respected scholar from Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Modern Languages, pointed out similarities between this case and racially motivated violence against the black community.
In response to this incident, there has been a surge in calls for increased accountability, respect, and protection for women. It also emphasized the importance of community involvement and empathy.