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New Submission : Assaulted on the bus

Semen stain on the back of my pant leg. I believe it happened when filing out of an OCTranspo bus, though I did not notice until I got home. It was the only time someone was standing right behind me.

New Submission : Harassment in the Glebe

Last weekend, dropped off in an uber at the parking lot for the OPL – Sunnyside location and walking the less than 1 min walk over to house of Targ for a show. In less than 30 seconds of walking a car full of men scream at me, “NICE OUTFIT” and when I don’t respond … Continued

FREE WORKSHOP: Addressing harassment in gym spaces

We’re partnering with Andrea Blake, holistic personal trainer and body neutrality advocate, to bring you a FREE workshop focused on harassment in gym spaces! Join us for a lively discussion on how to be a solid bystander for anyone experiencing harassment in a gym setting. We’ll also brainstorm ways you can occupy your space and … Continued

New Submission : Racist harassment

Two incidents several weeks apart, same man. The first time, he said, “Ni Hao, looking good,” drawing inaccurate conclusions about my heritage based on my skin colour. I tried my best to keep my eyes straight on the road ahead and not give him or his companion the sick pleasure of exercising power over me. … Continued

New Submission : Harassed while biking

On Friday, July 26, I was biking on Albert Street, and stopped at Metcalfe and Albert waiting for the light to change. This was a day when there had been heavy rain on and off throughout the day, so I was wearing my rain jacket (hot pink) and rain boots (also pink) over the dress … Continued

New Submission : Bystander intervention!

I was walking south on Bank st past Gloucester today around 5:30 behind a woman when a man sitting on the bench pulled out a camera with a telephoto lens, leaned over, and aimed it at her hips. It took me a second to realize what I was seeing but then I walked forward to … Continued

New Submission : Harassed on the #85

Before I got on the 85 Bayshore, this guy asked me when the bus was coming so I responded.   After that he continued talking to me asking questions about my life and continually trying to be closer to me. He tried to sit next to me on the bus. He was close, trying to … Continued

International Anti-Street Harassment Week!

It’s that time of year again! Spring is in the air! Which means creeps are out in full force. Join us, and cities around the world, as we mark International Anti-Street Harassment Week by chalking up the streets of Ottawa! We’ll bring the chalk, you bring the energy. (But if you have chalk to spare, … Continued

New Submission : Harassed on beautiful walking path

I was walking around Mud Lake and an older couple passed me on the path. Usually there’s a mumbled hello or good afternoon or whatever, but the man suddenly said “I’m looking for models for a swimsuit photoshoot” I was shocked. Often people have cameras for birding, but this was lewd and ridiculous. All I … Continued

New Submission : Harassed on Rochester

I was walking down Rochester around 5:00 PM with my headphones in and encountered a man in his 20’s coming in the opposite direction, taking up most of the sidewalk. He was wearing construction boots and looked like he was coming from work. When I tried to go around he blocked my way and then … Continued