Valentina Schulz is 12 years old and a contestant on the Brazilian version of Masterchef Junior.
During the season premiere of the show on Oct. 20, Twitter users began tweeting about Schulz in a suggestive way. This tweet by the now deactivated @AnderSoberano seems to have been what started it.
About this Valentina: If consensual is it paedophilia?
In reaction to the sexualization of a 12-year-old, people began using the hashtag #PrimeiroAssedio ("first harassment") to speak out about the first time they were sexually harassed.
At ten years stopped wearing shorts because of the looks and phrases of old men on the street.
I was about 8 years old and I was helping my mom shopping. Two boys passed from behind, grabbed my ass, and they started laughing.
My first harassment was going to school, listening to an old man saying horrible things just because of my school uniform.
Full bus, I sat in my mother's lap (blind). Man unzips his pants and show me his genitals. I was 8 years old.
10 years old an uncle who lived with us harassed me and made proposals. I never mentioned to the family for fear of blame.
Since the incident the show's host network, Bandeirantes, has issued a statement apologizing for the reaction to the young contestant.
Speaking to BBC Trending, Juliana De Faria of feminist group Think Olga, which started the hashtag, said she had received an overwhelming number of stories about young girls being targeted by sexual harassment.
"Suddenly some readers and followers of Think Olga were writing me back with the first time they were harassed and they were very, very young, as young as five years old. So I started retweeting that."
Please share your stories with the hashtag #PrimeiroAssedio. Let's gather the stories and post them on OLGA.