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Brother's strange behaviour

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Hey I have a question, idk if that’s a sign of sexualisation but my brother keeps like doing fingering things and making jokes about it and now he keeps touching my feet and saying how cute it is

Answer

Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex. You have been very brave to contact us.  

It’s important to recognise that the behaviour you’re describing is not appropriate and may indeed be a form of sexualisation or harassment. Touching someone without their consent and making inappropriate comments about their body parts, such as their feet, can create a hostile or uncomfortable environment. 

Here’s what you can do: 

Set Boundaries: Make it clear to your brother that his behaviour is not acceptable and that you do not appreciate it. Clearly state your boundaries and tell him to stop. 

Communicate: Have a calm and honest conversation with your brother about how his actions make you feel. Explain that his behaviour is making you uncomfortable and that you expect it to stop immediately. 

Get Support: If you don’t feel comfortable addressing the situation directly with your brother, consider talking to a trusted family member, friend, or counsellor for support and guidance. 

Talking really helps. When we talk to someone, between the two, often actions can be discussed through and you can feel a little better. 

If you would rather speak to someone outside of your family/friends/school, we are always here for you at Childline by clicking on the purple Messengerbutton on this website, or giving us a call on 1800 66 66 66You can talk about anything you want, and we are here to listen to whatever you would like to say. We can talk about what options may be available for you.

Know that you do not have to face anything on your own. Childline is always here for you, 24/7/365. Keep yourself safe,

Alex

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