Photo credit: lindanieuws.nl Submitted by Ghanwa, 3 July 2017 June is celebrated as Pride Month, a celebration of sexuality, sexual orientations and gender identities. I, a bisexual cis woman, too joined the Utrecht Pride to partake in the celebration and the festivities. However, I soon realized that my idea of sexual liberation and freedom, which finds … Continued
Many, many times in Groningen (city center).. Not only street intimidation is a weekly thing there (calling you names, following you, shouting ‘kankerhoer’ in your face, while I am just walking home with my groceries), but also physically harassing happened to me frequently. Guys harassing you, and when you kindly ask to stop touching you … Continued
I was walking down with a friend on Oudegracht, a main street with lots of people, during mid day. Three boys, couldn’t have been older than fifteen, started following us mimicking everything I said in what ‘my accent.’ I have always been a strong advocate of speaking out so I turned, red with rage, and … Continued
Ik kwam uit de supermarkt en stapte met mijn boodschappen op de fiets. Een man liep langs me, stopte en zei “hallo, lekker ding”. Zat ik echt op te wachten!
Ik was op weg naar mijn werk vroeg in de ochtend, het was nog donker. In tegengestelde richting kwam een man aanfietsen, op hetzelfde fietspad. Terwijl hij langs fietste keek hij mij verlekkerd aan en bleef staren.
I was harassed here a couple of years ago around this time of year, at 7 in the morning. A guy grabbed me at all the wrong places a tried to rape me, failed because I could run away. He was caught by the police. He was a crazy drug addict.
I was cycling down a street with a weak bike light. I saw two people standing by the side of the road, with a bright light. I cycled away as fast as I could but they shouted after me so I went back because I assumed maybe they had a problem with their bikes. However, … Continued
There was a group of guys from around 20 to 30 y.o, and they were speaking to all females that were walking by. Asking where they were going and telling them how sexy they walked. I felt very uncomfortable and even walked passed my own front door so that they wouldn’t see where I lived … Continued
I was waiting outside our office with a group of colleagues. A guy was hanging outside the window of his car (3 others were also in the car) and verbally harassing everyone nearby or passing his car. At one point, a girl passed by on her bicycle and the guy yelled at here: do you … Continued
Terwijl ik met een vriendin het zebrapad overstak, liepen drie jongens ons tegemoet. Twee van de drie waren niet ouder dan 12. De oudste van de drie riep ons hard in het gezicht: “hallo dames”. Hoewel dit geen fysiek bedreigende situatie was, geeft deze jongen aan de twee kleine jongens het voorbeeld dat het normaal … Continued