The Taipei Metro System is one of the cleanest and most efficient underground networks in the world. However, every now and then episodes of sexual harassment happen, which apparently are serious enough to have prompted the metro administration to issue ani-sexual-harassment posters that can been seen in most underground stations. Today, Apple Daily reported on another such incident (on the video below). A friend of mine told me about one episode of sexual harassment that happened to her. Yet I never witnessed one myself, perhaps because I seldom take the metro during the rush hour.
Between 2002 and 2007 the Taipei police arrested 53 men involved in cases of sexual harassment. They were between 20 and 40 years old, and 14 of them had an undergraduate or master’s degree. Some had psychological problems. The men were arrested for either touching, filming or taking pictures of women. Some of the victims were college students.
One man who had been arrested for splashing his semen on women said this helped him release emotional pressure (note).