An Ottawa-based TV reporter has spoken out about the verbal abuse she regularly receives while working in Canada, and it seems the “FHRITP” trend isn’t going anywhere. Despite the derogatory comment first surfacing way back in 2014, the journalist has revealed it’s sadly still a regular occurrence in Canada. The
In a tweet on Friday evening, CTV News reporter Christina Succi explained, “In case you’re wondering, it’s almost 2020, and people are still screaming ‘F**k her right in the p***y’ - while I’m about to go on-air and/or live on TV.”
Succi continued, “Let me be clear, this is not the first time it’s happened to me. It’s just the first time I’ve tweeted about it.”
In a follow-up tweet, Succi added, "It’s sexual harassment. Sexual harassment IS a real problem."
Almost immediately after posting her experiences, Succi’s tweet was shared far and wide, and she received many kind responses from concerned Canadians.
One Twitter user wrote, “When they say it to you, they are saying it to all women. Their mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts and grandmothers ... I’m there with you in spirit and solidarity."
Another equally horrified Canadian responded to say, “I am so sorry that happened, Christina. That is absolutely abhorrent behaviour."
Ottawa MP Catherine Mckenna, who is no stranger to experiencing harassment at work, also tweeted her support to Succi, writing, “Horrible. It is shocking how much abuse women journalists get. Standing with you, Christina."
Ottawa City Councillor Catherine McKenney, who has also been the victim of upsetting abuse because of their job, added, “This is awful. You are a professional who deserves the respect that goes with it."