Stalking, Uncategorized, Verbal

Niamh’s Story

Walking along lower ormeau with my sister, and a man in a white van beeped at us then drove really slowly past us, staring right at us really threateningly the whole time. He looked so angry for some reason. Clearly trying to intimidate us.

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Assault, Belfast, Hollaback

Gemma’s Shopping Experience

I went into Belfast shopping at 6pm two Saturday’s ago . I was walking along after I parked my car and two teenage boys in track suits came very close laughing and then body slammed me into a wall twice . The first time saying “oh sorry haha ” and then they did it for the second time, I pushed them away and walked on .

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9+

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Belfast, Hollaback, Verbal

Jacky’s Story

I was out for a few casual swalls with a group of girlfriends last Friday night in a bar on the Dublin Road. We were sitting over 2 tables minding our own business when two random drunk men approached by standing weirdly close behind two of us and asked to take a photo with us. We asked why and they just kept insisting on wanting a photo. In the end we said no as we felt uncomfortable. The two men kept hovering over us and insisting on a photo even though we were ignoring them and openly loudly discussing how weird they were until my friend had to start near shouting “no” over and over and they eventually slinked back over to their table where they proceeded to keep trying to get our attention by throwing shit at us and taking pics on the sly. The entitlement of some dipshits thinking they deserve random women’s attention is fucking ridiculous and they can all go suck a very large bag of dicks.

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5+

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Belfast, Hollaback, Verbal

Lucy’s Story

Was out running got verbally abused because of the paleness of my skin, what he said was obscene, I wanted to punch him, knew I couldn’t win, very frustrated, noone needs to take shite cus of the colour of your sjin

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5+

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Assault, Belfast, Groping, Hollaback, Verbal

New submission from B.

I was walking on the pedestrian path alongside the railway and a teen boy rode past me on a bike and then circled back towards me with his shirt pulled up and his pants pulled down so his dick was showing. He rode past me and then came back and trailed behind me slowly for a minute or two. I was very frightened but the path is fenced in and has very few places to turn off so I had to keep walking while he followed me. He then rode up and grabbed my ass before riding away very quickly. I’m in my early 30s but it was very upsetting and made me feel sick. I reported this incident to the local police and they did take it seriously, thankfully.

(NOT that it should be relevant but I will point out to anybody who would make stupid comments about ‘asking for it’ that I was wearing a loose, floor-length skirt and a hooded sweatshirt.)

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7+

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Hollaback

Rachel’s Story

Recently on holidays with a group of friends, whilst shopping, one guy constantly made reference to what clothes he felt I would look good in. Needless to say, his comment was never asked for. Such relentless comments are not in my opinion a compliment and make a situation very uncomfortable in public.

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6+

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Belfast, Hollaback, Stalking

Megan’s Story

I had just got off my bus into Belfast, and when I was walking home I was aware of a group of young men riding bicycles on the footpath towards me. I walked over to the other side of the footpath to avoid them riding into me, but one of the boys decided to go out of his way to swerve towards me, lean out, and scream into my face. This was my first time returning to Belfast in over a month, and within 2 minutes of me arriving I’d already had the crap scared out of me. I had to sit down and gather myself afterwards, I don’t understand why anyone would feel the need to scream into someone’s face for no reason, let alone nearly hit them with a bicycle!! I did absolutely nothing to provoke them and I’ve been scared to walk home at night ever since.

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19+

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Belfast, Hollaback, Verbal

Raissa’s story

I was walking back home on my workout clothes and an old man just stopped me in the middle of the street, he apologized for approaching me (which made me think he was going to say something annoying but not bad) and then proceeded to tell me I should put some clothes on because my shorts looked like underpants and were too tight and indecent for a woman. I told him he had no right to say those things, that I didn’t care about what he thought and he kept screaming I was indecent. It was shocking and humiliating, I don’t think I’ve ever hated a random person so much as I hate this man.

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