Category: verbal

Anonymous: Hey Tjap Tjoy!

I was walking down the Haarlemmerweg with my sister and husband, when a guy bikes away from his group of Indian friends and yells “Hey Tjap Tjoy!” (Chop Suey) to me. The guy doesn’t even notice when I yell things back at him and continues biking.

Anonymous: Racial slur from bus driver

I always greet bus drivers when I enter the bus. However with this particular driver, my greeting in Dutch is responded with a high pitched shrieking of “NI HAOO!!”. This happened to me twice on one day with the same driver. I filed a complaint about it and only get a written response that his … Continued

Anonymous: Drive by racism

I was walking from the parking garage with my husband when someone who drove by yelled “NI HAOO!!!” to me out of his window. We couldn’t identity the person who yelled this racial slur because he was already out of sight.

Blog: Sexually harassed by gay men and it’s still not OK

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

“It’s so sad that this is not being dealt with”

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’ve had it”

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 hoef voor hem niet altijd blij te zijn”

Ik liep van de trein station naar mijn fiets, had een beetje haast, en geen zin om met onbekenden mensen te praten. En man liep langs en zei best hard, maar gericht op mij, “Wauw, sommige mensen lopen gewoon rond met mooie glimlachen altijd, nou zeg!” Ik loop niet rond voor dit man, en ik … Continued