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PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WORK IN A MALE-DOMINATED…

I work in a male-dominated field and was leading a small meeting of three people to address some work safety concerns. Two of us were safety experts (I’m a woman, let’s say my name is Jane, and the other person is a man, who we will call Joe) and we were there to work with … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I AM A PETITE CISGENDER…

I am a petite cisgender woman and have experienced harassment on mass transit and in the streets. I had prepared myself mentally that I wanted to speak up if it happened again — as long as I didn’t feel it was unsafe to do so. A man was putting his hands on me in the … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: THIS OCCURRED TO ME BACK…

This occurred to me back in high school, but it is still something that I think about almost 10 years later. After the final bell rang, I was walking towards the school gates when I felt someone standing incredibly close behind me. By the time I realized that someone was there, they had decided to … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS WALKING TO WORK…

I was walking to work one morning when a man started walking next to me. I had headphones on and was working purposefully, clearly not in the mood for a chat. He started talking to me, but I ignored him. He was persistent so I took off my headphones. He asked me how to get … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS PUSHING MY BIKE…

I was pushing my bike into the train station entrance when a group of about five or six men walked towards me. They were all drinking (it was only about 10am) and dressed in football shirts so I can assume they were heading to the football stadium. One of them said that they’d like to … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: AS I APPROACHED AN…

As I approached an underpass on my bike I saw a group of men at the entrance. I KNEW they were going to say something as I went past, and lo and behold they started discussing my bum and how they’d like to ‘give it to me’. This left me feeling very angry, but happy … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS WALKING AFTER…

I was walking after school in my buttoned blouse with my younger sister along the busy street and two grown men commented on my breasts, both violating my private space to make me feel uncomfortable. [got_back]

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: WHEN I WAS 15…

When I was 15, I was walking alone through a narrow pathway in a local park and a grown man jumped in front of me on the path and started to masturbate. I forgot my phone so I had to run back and find the closest person (which was approximately 400 metres away) [got_back]

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: MY FRIEND WAS PARKED…

My friend was parked outside my home to show me the latest camping build-out she created on her Jeep. While inside her car, a young man was talking on the phone on the sidewalk loudly making racist comments against Asians, Jews, Black Jews, Arabs, Muslims and Native Americans. I was in disbelief and stared at … Continued