Category: Nonverbal Harassment

Harassed on the bus

When I was in my early twenties, I was on a bus, just looking out of the window. I became aware that something was touching my groin. The man sitting beside me had his finger on the top of my leg. I was so frightened that I got off the bus and told the bus … Continued

Harassed at the bus stop

Standing at the bus stop, waiting to go home after a long and tiring day at work. Two young lads in a van honk their horn and shout at me, leaning out their window. It’s a busy street and I’m wearing earphones so I don’t hear exactly what they’re saying, but the gestures one lad … Continued

Leers and Stares During Morning Commute

I was on my way to class one morning, doing the usual thing of avoiding metro carts with only men. I sat down in a secluded area, and within 5 seconds, a man about 50 years old came on the metro. He didn’t sit on any of numerous empty seats, but decided instead to sit … Continued

Felt Up at the Movies

In a pretty empty theater, a guy asked if he could sit in the seat next to me and partway through the movie, I felt like there was something brushing against my thigh. I didn’t know what it was or if it was part of the seat, so I just moved around but it happened … Continued

Harassment in School

This kid at my school told his friend that he was going to run up to me when I was walking to my class and smack my ass. Thankfully his friend told me, but I was so scared that I asked one of my other friends to walk me to class.