I work at a coffee shop, where I may as well have a sign that says “harass me” stapled to my forehead.
I wrote this in response to The Coast’s July 13th article about taxi drivers and sexual assault. I doubt they will read it, and I’d like SOMEONE to read it. Here’s what I wrote: I have not been physically assaulted by a taxi cab driver, but I have countless experiences with cab drivers saying sexually … Continued
I was just harassed on Coburg road. I accidentally glanced at two stupid dudes sitting on a stairway – not even sure why. Then they go “OOOOH BEAUTIFULLLLL I wanna spank you” etc etc and the anger jolted through my body like a strike of lightning. I really wanted to yell back at them or … Continued
One night in September I thought the bus was running later than it was and ended up having to walk home around 12:30am. Around Almon St. a biker drove by me staring, then turned around and came back over by the sidewalk and kept telling me it was such a nice night I should go … Continued
I’ve only recently started thinking about all situations where I’ve felt vulnerable and uncomfortable in public spaces and how they can be termed as sexual harassment. The worst by far though when I was in a cab with two of my friends (all of us had been drinking) who are in a relationship and the … Continued
I was only 14 and it was the first time anything like that had happened to me. My friends made jokes about it and I laughed a long but honestly I felt kind of ashamed.
My friend and I went out for a night of dancing and we were walking to pizza corner. Two guys catch up with us (one my friend had danced with earlier that night and his cousin) The cousin started yelling at me and my friend saying we had to go home with them. They followed … Continued
Wanna see one in action? Wait on Brunswick and Cornwallis a bit before 7pm. You’ll eventually see a tiny group of young men walking north on the right side of Brunswick, calling single woman walking ahead of them f-ing b-words, c-words, w-words, yelling “You’d better be scared” and “We’re gonna to get you”. Their public … Continued
Two guys in driving in a light brown jeep decided to slow down and drive next to me for several minutes, yelling some obscene and pointless things about my behind, as well as requesting that I come get in the car, in less polite terms. I gave them the finger and tried to snap a … Continued
I read an article at some point in the last year in Halifax Magazine about Hollaback and I thought that it was terrible that we had to deal with that crap in our city, but was glad that there was a forum for people to be heard. Now I’m “lucky” and I get to add … Continued