Category: Verbal

Public Harassment: I was in the grocery store…

I was in the grocery store, using their electric cart because I am disabled from a car accident in 2008. I am also obese due in most part to medication, including Chemotherapy. I was traveling down an aisle and there were two other people, apparently a mother and teenage daughter. As I approached and smiled … Continued

Public Harassment: I was walking on the street…

I was walking on the street when a random biker passed by, slowed down near me and shouted at me angrily. I couldn’t clearly hear what he said, but it was along the line of “crazy girl, walk on the pavement!” or “you go on the pavement.” I was so startled because I had just … Continued

Public Harassment: While I was on my way…

While I was on my way on an evening walk, a boy not more than 20 years old was standing by the road with his bicycle. I had not even noticed him as I was enjoying the view of the sky. But he said something and I looked down. Then he commented something about my … Continued

Public Harassment: This incident happened at…

I’ve already submitted a story and forgot to add this on the end. This incident happened at the same bus stop, just about a week later. I was walking from there to the stop to catch the bus to my boyfriend’s, minding my own business, when a man stood in front of me as I … Continued

Public Harassment: For the majority of my life…

For the majority of my life when people made cat calls or honked at me on the street I would just glare back enraged but not saying a word. Well that part of my life is over. At least three times now in Toronto when someone feels the need to tell me something such as … Continued

Public Harassment: I was at the grocery store..

I was at the grocery store and a worker got really close to me and said, “Excuse me.“ Then he said, “That’s a really pretty dress.” The same day I was at the gas station and I heard someone saying something to me as I was pumping gas. I turned around and he was saying, … Continued