The world is not always safe for women. There are certain experiences, worries, and concerns they face that most men don’t realize – that’s because one of these dangers is men. Running might be a stress reliever for men, but women runners have to take extra safety measures, even something as simple as going to the library can turn into a traumatic event.

Writer @johnniejae took to Twitter to share her terrifying experience as a teenager with a stalker. The encounter started innocently at the library – so innocently she had no idea what it would turn into. Scroll down to read the entire thread and why she shared it.

Multimedia journalist Johnnie Jae took to twitter to share her chilling experience with a stalker

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At the end she explained what had prompted her to share

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And pointed out the sad reality of violence against women

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People in the comments thanked her for sharing her story

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According to the Center for Disease Control, in the United States, an estimated 15.2% of women (18.3 million women) have experienced stalking during their lifetimes that made them feel very fearful or made them believe that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed. In addition, an estimated 4.2% of women (approximately 5.1 million women) were stalked in the 12 months before taking the survey. Nationally, an estimated 5.7% of men (or nearly 6.5 million) have experienced stalking victimization during their lifetimes. Among female stalking victims, an estimated 60.8% were stalked by a current or former intimate partner, nearly one-quarter (an estimated 24.9%) were stalked by an acquaintance, an estimated 16.2% were stalked by a stranger, and an estimated 6.2% were stalked by a family member.