I saw a man yell racial slurs at someone, and when I stepped in the harrasser began to yell at me and follow me down the street, yelling slurs at me. I would do things differently now, having taken Bystander Intervention training!
I am 13 years old but I look older than I am. Today I was walking home with my friend who is 14. While we were walking through Dragonfly Park in Findlay Creek, Ottawa, a bunch of male teenagers in a car pulled up near us and asked for our Snapchat in a threatening tone. … Continued
Walking home from getting groceries. I was going to pick up an extra data card so was waiting to cross the road. As a man passed, he wound up his arm and punched me in the stomach. I yelled “hey”, and he ran away. No one else responded or even reacted? I turned back to … Continued
I was walking out alone on the University of Ottawa campus, when two men approached me and began calling at me. They were on Copernicus street in front of the Fauteaux Hall. At first I ignored them but one of them kept getting closer and calling me. I then pretended to not speak English in … Continued
I’m a trans man. I was walking in front of the Rideau centre one January morning, completely bundled up in a hat, mask, scarf, coat, binder, and boots. Some guy (who clearly looked like he was not sober) looked at me and then said “female! Haha, good girl”. I was extremely uncomfortable. I pretended that … Continued
We sent the following letter to the Ottawa Citizen on March 30th but they chose not to publish it. “We are appalled by the Citizen’s recent coverage of serious allegations made by local women against JJ Clarke. As a coalition of groups working to end violence against women in Ottawa, it is very disheartening to see … Continued
There was this guy who just came up and said “You look like you could use a d*ck, you a call girl (basically a prostitute)?” I ignored him but he kept talking ” oh do you have friends? I bet they’re fun. Etc.” I’m not of legal age yet and hearing him say that made … Continued
It was 2 years ago, I was just walking down the street when two men who were talking with each as soon as they saw me they catcalled me asking if I had time and my number. I didn’t realize they were talking to me until I was far enough… I am mad and I … Continued
Running at Somerset and Preston around 7:00 PM and two men in their twenties tried to stop me to talk to them. When I ignored them and kept running they shouted after me, calling me names.