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Scotland
June 15, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: AN OLDER MAN KEEPS

An older man keeps on catcalling me and many other girls when I’m walking home from school. I hate it but I’m mainly concerned for the younger girls who have to deal with this
England
June 15, 2021

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 that I had my bike as I knew I could out pace them.
England
June 15, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS PUSHING MY…

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 rape me. I kept walking. There were lots of people around and nobody intervened. Obviously…
England
June 15, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS WALKING TO…

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 to the train station so I told him. He asked where I was going and…
Casa Grande
June 11, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: THIS OCCURRED TO ME…

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 take it upon themselves to shove their hand into my hair. I am someone who…
New York
June 11, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I AM A PETITE…

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 subway one day, and I told him to stop. He continued touching me, and I…
May 27, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I EXPERIENCED A HATE

I experienced a hate crime when I was in high school. I was with my brother and some of his friends. Nothing very exiting— just going to Wendy’s on a Friday night. As we were exiting our car, a couple of girls were coming out of the restaurant. When they saw me and my brother, their entire demeanor changed. They started cursing and yelling at us. It was very hateful.…
May 27, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I AM ON A…

I am on a special assignment at work. I am on the COVID Hotline. I basically answer calls from employees who are feeling symptoms that are similar to COVID symptoms and provide guidance on the safety protocols in place for our organization and information on resources they may need. I had one phone call that I could not forget because I was so shocked, disappointed and frozen with disbelief. I…
Downtown Oakland
May 27, 2021

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 him. I must have stared a bit too long because he acknowledged me with a…
Ashbury
May 27, 2021

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)
Campsie
May 27, 2021

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.
Central Minneapolis
May 24, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: AFTER I TOOK YOUR

After I took your lovely, comprehensive training, the 5 D's really gave me tools to act in a healthy, safe, helpful way to a young woman and her 1 YO son. The day after the training, I was masked in a Mpls grocery store, on a very brief stop for oranges for my lovely 91 YO mom. I had gotten waylaid in the parking lot by a phone call and…
Central Vancouver
May 23, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: WHEN I WAS IN…

When I was in high school (over 10 years ago), my group of 8 friends and I would often take public transit to hangout at our local shopping mall. It would be a weekly activity that we enjoyed doing as a group. For context, we are all Asian, most of us are born and raised here in Canada. One day, our commute was a bit different from the rest. As…
Hamtramck
May 22, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: MISGENDERED BY LOW-RUNG

Misgendered by low-rung government employees when they refuse to provide access to my legally entitled disability accommodations. One of my disabilities was ridiculed. Many of the local elected officials sitting on city council are publicly homophobic and transphobic. I have been referred to as "it" and was stalked online by a creepy fake lesbian profile.
Soquel
May 21, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: MANY YEARS AGO

Many years ago, (90s) I was the manager of a sandwich shop. One of my fellow employees/friends was transitioning from female to male at the time. He had visible female anatomy (breasts) and a goatee. He is very kind and personable and was well-liked by fellow staff and customers. And made great sandwiches! One day, a woman who I did not recognize came in and publicly berated him for his…