Category: verbal

Someren: I told him to back off

I was at the Saint Patricks event in Someren, which was in itself wonderful and we had a lot of fun. In the tent there was the first older man flirting with me and staring even after I sent him an angry look. Later in the pub was a different man, really drunk, that looked … Continued

Don’t tell me to smile

I was already trying to ignore this guy. But he kept catcalling me while I was waiting at the traffic light. Telling me to smile and that I look great and whatever. Don’t tell me to smile.

“Harassed because of weelchair”

I use a wheelchair and went out one night, got initially declined at the door but eventually got in. I left my wheelchair in a corner to dance and a random guy went to sit in it. When I corrected him, he said he didn’t know it was my wheelchair and continued to call me … Continued

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.