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New submission from B.G.E

Today I decided I was going to wear a dark green and navy blue tartan pencil skirt. I have had at least 7 different people ( 3 of whom were total strangers!) mention something about me looking like a ‘naughty school girl’, and that ‘jail bait these days is very tempting/ I bet that young **** would be worth a night banged up’.

Firstly, the only thing about my outfit today that vaguely resembles school uniform is the skirt so it doesn’t even make logical sense. Secondly, even if it did these comments are gross: unwanted, uninvited and demeaning. And lastly, although I am a 22 year old woman, I know I look a lot younger than I am – the idea that someone might have actually thought I was a school-child and still made those comments is even more disturbing.

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New submission from Lorna

I was walking through Bangor High street beside Weatherspoon’s and a group of men were jeering behind me. I had my headphones so proceeded to ignore them however one came and stood in front of me and told a rude joke, i ignored it and tried to walk on.

He wouldn’t leave me alone and the group then followed me asking if i had a boyfriend/does he do explicit things with me/can they do explicit things with me/can they have my number/and making comments about my body despite me telling them to go away.

They weren’t students and eventually after 10 minutes or so went away, it was busy and if i was to cross the street they would have followed me.

It was scary and embarrassing and i wish someone could have helped me on the street!!

(thanks for my friend for recommending this site.)

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New submission from RD

I was walking along the street with my boyfriend when suddenly someone shouted out of the car and threw water over us out the window.

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New submission from KJH

I was walking back from Friddoedd site on thursday night after I’d been out skating.. It’s something I do that not a lot of girls do, but it keeps me in good shape and I enjoy it. Naturally, I was dressed in some old clothes and shoes that I don’t mind getting messy to spare my usual wardrobe..

As I was walking past the junction by Morrisons, a group of youths were loitering around and started shouting abuse at me calling me ‘Babe’, telling me I ‘Looked like a bloke’ and asking me ‘How my willy was’.. Just because I was wearing some old clothes and trying to quietly make my way home doesn’t make me any less of a woman! I feel like I should be able to enjoy my hobbies and fitness in peace without that kind of abuse being hurled at me..

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New submission from RLW

Whilst walking up Glanrafon hill this evening (at around 11pm) I was stopped and surrounded by a group of men who seemed very intoxicated. They began to shout things at me like “fatty”, “fat b****”, and “fat f***”. One individual stopped directly in front of me, put his hand in my face and began to light his lighter in front of my eyes/near my fringe and face. I walked away rapidly to them continually shouting things at me.

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New submission from RD

As I was walking up the road towards the Students Union a 50 odd year old man started following me and trying to talk to me. I knew this wasn’t simply friendly because this same man had followed me twice before, talking at me, making me very uncomfortable, and making innapproperiate remarks at me about my body, asking me about my boyfriend, asking me innapproperiate things to do with my sex life. This time I blanked him completely. I didn’t care if it was rude, this man scared me and made me very uncomfortable. I just kept my earphones in, stared at the ground and blanked him. He continued to follow me and talk at me untill I got into a building. This was around 2pm in the afternoon on a busy street.

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New submission from dp

I was walking home from my boyfriend’s house, towards the centre of town, alone. It was about half 12 in the morning and we’d just had an argument so I wasn’t in the happiest of moods.
However just as I got past the round-about with Matalan and DW on, this car with four lads in it drove towards me and stopped in the middle of the road, all four staring at me, not saying anything, just staring. So I, obviously, glanced at them but just carried on walking keeping my head down trying to ignore them. However as I walked past the car, they started reversing in at the same pace of me walking, this carried on for about five minutes, however they still didn’t say anything, staring at me. So terrified I started to walk quicker.
After a while they carried on to turn around at the round-about, luckily I live off Caernarfon road, so I quickly walked up my road and practically ran into my house. Luckily I got into my house just before they reached where I was on Caernarfon road, because I know they turned around to carry on following me.

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New submission from Harassment in Neuadd Willis

I was standing inside near the entrance to the lift and kissed a boy for a few seconds when a man in a football top comes through the door and slightly pushes us out of the way saying: “That’s pretty disgusting you know guys.” He quickly walks up the stairs and we are left thinking what we have done wrong?

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