Category: Verbal

Danielle’s Story: “at least say thank you”

After spending all day with my husband and not hearing a word from strange men on the street, not minutes after I left him with friends to go meet my friend for dinner a man shouted at me from his car something about my butt in my jeans. When I didn’t respond he angrily yelled … Continued

Moped Harassment

I was walking home from class in the afternoon. I always have to walk by the alley next to a junk and trinket store. I walked by with headphones on, and 3 guys on mopeds shouted at me. I ignored them, turned off my headphones volume to hear them. One guy shouted louder, I ignored … Continued

Fawn’s Story: On the tram

Yesterday, I was sitting in Westgarth on High Street, at the 86 tram stop at around 6pm, waiting for my tram after seeing an inspirational movie at Westgarth Cinema, feeling great. There were a couple of people at the stop, but plenty of room to sit. A large, bald man, mid-forties came up to my … Continued

Amy’s Story: Drive by harasser

I was walking towards the CBD down Lygon St when I heard someone making kissing noises. I was the only person on the street. The noises were coming from a male in his mid to late 20s hanging out of a silver Mercedes Benz Coupe (2005 model). The man did not stop when I saw … Continued

Lucy’s Story: Pregnancy and harassment

Stop expecting pregnant women to respond to your rude, stupid questions and comments about pregnancy When I got into my third trimester of my first pregnancy, I figured out why a lot of women finish up (paid) work earlier than others. It’s not the exhaustion, headaches, sciatica, heartburn, indigestion, nausea, meralgia paresthetiica or anything to … Continued

Vicki’s Story: First story of harassment

This is the story of the first time I was sexually harassed at the age of 9, maybe 10. It was school holidays and as a kid of working parents, I was hanging out with a female friend from down the road. She was a year younger than me, and it was January, because I … Continued

Dani’s Story: “Alarm bells went off in my head”

This incident happened around 5pm on 1st September 2015. It occurred outside building 51 opposite to Dracula’s. I was just exiting RMIT Building 51 after finishing up some coursework , and was heading to the parking lot below building 51 to get my bicycle when I witnessed a man yelling at a cab driver. Thinking … Continued

Nikita’s Story: “we were about 15”

My friend and I were walking in town to find something to eat, we were about 15 and as we crossed a main road a blue truck came past yelling things at us. I don’t fully remember what they said now but I remember feeling upset and as we walked away they came back, and … Continued

Nikita’s Story: “I haven’t forgotten it”

This happened quite a few years ago but haven’t forgotten it. Happened in Noosa Sunshine Coast QLD, and since I have just come across this site I though I might share. I had joined a performance team at my high school and we were asked to sell old clothes at to raise money for our … Continued