Category: Verbal

Harassed on the bus

On my usual route to work, I was subjected to 20 minutes of sexually explicit whispering and moaning, accompanied by a man touching himself through his clothes. This was my first experience of this kind of overt harassment. I didn’t know what to do. So I did nothing. I should have told the bus driver. … Continued

Back-to-Back Hollaback!

I literally just finished posting my last story and it happened again. A gross, unwanted “hello” by a guy who made it a point not to step aside as we were both crossing the same part of the sidewalk so he could get close. The sun is out and street harassment season is definitely here.

Not just a conversation

I was walking down the street with my friend (female) and a guy starts walking alongside us and saying we should all go on a date. I responded with “we don’t want to be harassed” He stopped following us and we kept walking, and as we were walking he said something about how he wasn’t … Continued

Homophobic harassment

I was walking with a friend to the playground at tamarac elementary school because we like to sit on the swings and chat and a group of 8 boys around 17/18 years old started yelling offensive homophobic, transphobic slurs at me and my friend, who is also a gay girl, saying things like “kill yourself … Continued