I Have Been Sexually Harassed

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    Years ago, in middle school, a boy felt me up on the school bus. I knew it was wrong. I was not too young to realize that no one is supposed to touch me in...those places. But when I explained my story, my mother said, "He probably thought you were cute." I didn't know what was...
    Contessina Contessina
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2013

    Ex Boyfriend

    He would send me flirty texts. In person he would stand close to me. Poke me . Reach his hand up my skirt. Grope me. Then when I told my friends..he bblamed
    wrecked123 wrecked123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

    I find that some men do

    so because they are weak and lack self confidence. I met a man at a wedding a few years ago seated at our table. We hit it off. We ran into each other at another event. He called me for lunch. Turns out he wanted to make me a job offer. He offered me a position I probably wasn't...
    Fade2Happy Fade2Happy
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    I was playing a roleplay game when.

    Was like 9 years old and i made my character 19 and this guy came up to me an. Said "hey sexy, you would look better with no clothes on and in my bed, wanna give it a try?" i was scared ans everytime i rhink about something like that i feel disgusted, i deleted my account and...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 9, 2015

    I did not touch her,

    yet she claimed that I sexually harassed her. WTF? How can you sexually harass a woman without touching her???
    cracklecradle cracklecradle
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    On the bus home from work one day,

    two guys sat behind me and started making comments about how they liked my hair, which was nice to hear as I take good care of my hair but then one of them moved to the seat across from me and stated telling me what he would like to do me in bed and he had hold of my arm really...
    MissCheshireCat MissCheshireCat
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    I am 15. While my best friend was in the shower,

    I asked her 22 year old brother if there were any games I could play. He said they were in the basement. I followed him down into the basement and we looked for some games. He then asked me if I wanted a piggyback ride. I said yes and jumped on his back. He put his hands on my...
    bitesizedbeatle bitesizedbeatle
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    You don't have to read this by any means,

    but I'd like to put it out there so that I can maybe feel a little bit more free. I was up with my cousin one weekend in 9th grade (I'm in 11th now) & she decided to take me to a party. I am not a party type person, and this was the only time I had ever gone. I didn't drink a...
    allieallie2796 allieallie2796
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    I was fourteen when it all started.

    My dad was the one who created all these mess. He did a lot of things to me. Most of the time he would sneak into my bedroom at night and start touching me. He tries to touch my chest and other private parts. He would also put his hands under my shirt. He also showed me things...
    rainingflowers rainingflowers
    18-21, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    People don't think guys can get sexually

    harassed by a woman, but it happens.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 2, 2015

    when i was about 4, my grandpa would play this

    game where my stuffed animals went on a "field trip" to like smell my vagina, and i would have to spread my legs and stuff and he would touch it with this stuffed animals nose to seem like it was smelling or whatever.. i didn't know what was going on at the time.. does this...
    indigofeelings indigofeelings
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2015

    It has happened to me several times,

    and even by different people, but I will write about the one that still bothers me to this day. It was two years ago, when I was a freshman in high school. We were finally switching seats after we had begged to do so, when the door swung open and in he walked, late as always. He...
    Bexenola3 Bexenola3
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    When i was 16 the man my grandma my mom married

    started touching me in bad ways during a family reunion. On and off he comes to my grandma's house still, even while im here. When im here i have to ho to the opposite end of the house & hide... He isnt allowed near minors at all. When he came here my grandma told him i was here...
    tig1991 tig1991
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    Men, It Is Not Appropriate To Hit On A Woman At Work.

    Especially if our job description requires us to be polite to customers, or remain seated in one place throughout most of the shift. Just because we don't tell you to f#ck off, or walk away, doesn't mean we like it. It just means that we can't. Exploiting our position as an...
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46
    4 Responses Jul 1, 2013

    I don't k ow of any girls

    who haven't been it's just a thing we go through as a girl
    Yplv Yplv
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    My older brother's friends from college would

    tell me I had '**** sucking lips' and they would tell me to be proud of the fact that I had a 'nice rack'. I understand they were just being idiots, but I swear, if I had to hear one of them whistle and say, "Nice ***!" again, I would've gauge my eyes out.
    lovleyroses lovleyroses
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    I can't do anything about it now.

    It's far in the distance now, years ago, I was 13- but it still feels fresh. It still haunts me. And to think how powerless I was, how silent I stayed, it fills me with rage. I remember exactly how it felt. It was painful, emasculating, and sickening. I still have nightmares...
    lurkingscorpio lurkingscorpio
    22-25, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    Nothing but problems

    and it will never end. From being taken advantage of, to treated like a slave, yelled at and belittled, mocked, and harassed for standing my ground, or standing up for someone else, or even just for being around. I was even pursued once and robbed of some of my things. Took a...
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew
    5 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    when i was in high school (i was 11).

    A group of boys came behind me. first i was okay than they started to come closer than i got scared. then one of the boys slapped my arse. first i froze than i ran off crying.
    pripri21 pripri21
    26-30, F
    Jan 21, 2015

    But Why?

    At every job I have ever had, I have been sexually harassed. Why? Why does it happen to me? My first job was working at the Subway in my little town. I worked there for several months and knew the place quite well. The owner's little assistant came in every once and a while to...
    FeistyRoadrunner FeistyRoadrunner
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 14, 2007
    Shdhjdjddj Shdhjdjddj
    Mar 4, 2015

    Yeah, One-day...

    It was not something serious so don't get worried lol but I don't know why it occurred to me now.. When I was in the 7th grade I once went to buy some chocolate from the supermarket downstairs, at the same building where I live. As I was coming back, I got into the elevator and...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    I Was Just A Kid.

    I think I was ten, or eleven at the time. Summer of my 4th grade year, I went to an art camp. I met a boy three years older than me, and we became friends. I was really naive, and didn't understand anything at the time. I didn't catch any hints, I just thought everyone in the...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    Feb 4, 2012

    Alright...let me take a breather.

    ..so when I was about 6 or 7 my cousin came to my house and told me that he'll let me play his Nintendo on one condition,that I'd have to undress myself and I did because back them I didn't know this was sexual harassment. Anyway I did and he...touched me very inappropriately...I...
    SweetButPainfulRose SweetButPainfulRose
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    My Own Family Members...

    I was probably about 13 when it happened and I am now 21 so I should be over it right? But im not, and i need to tell someone. My aunt and uncle are both about my age, she is a year younger and he is 6 months older. That side of the family has always had issues, they've even...
    xlilblonde4lifex xlilblonde4lifex
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 23, 2011

    By a security guard.

    In 2010 or 2011 my mom higherd a baby sitter. My sitter would bring me to her boyfriends job in his office, he would give us cookies her coffee and some other sweets... his name will be Andy. He was a security guard at a building complex that just happen to be where I lived...
    KL952letbe KL952letbe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    Let me calm down firs i really feel i have to

    cry every time i am thinking about that.... i have been sexually harassed once in a shop, once in the street and by my ex boyfriend... first the shop: i went to a chinese shop one day because of i wanted to buy some things for a festival... somehow the chinese owner of the shop...
    Tina1022 Tina1022
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    I had an older mentor.

    I was 14 and he was 25. He sounded very smart to me and very helpful. But then he started to take advantage of me. It was over the internet but even so it was like he had a hold on me. He made me do things. I trusted him. He told me he likes doing things with younger girls...
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2014

    Ever since I posted a certain experience I been

    getting some disturbing messages and pictures sad how a girl can't state how she feels without getting gross responses especially from men as old as my father
    ivettefromtheblock ivettefromtheblock
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    I used to love school.

    It was my favorite place to be. Not because of my friends like most kids but because I lucked out with amazing teachers and loved to learn. 8th grade my English teacher ended up being the creepiest man I have ever met in my life. He sexually harassed me for four months until I...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 25, 2014

    My Coach

    I started as a gymnast when I was eight years old. At this point I was just going to a local gym with neighborhood friends. As I got better however, more and more people started telling me to join a club team. So, when I was eleven, I did just that. I did well on the club team...
    ceco ceco
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2013

    As a male, I'm feel a little humiliated to

    even share this unpleasant experience here on a public website but I'll do it just for the hell of it and to let it out of my system. I remember back in my early middle school years, there were two boys who've out of no where, just felt up my private parts when I was riding on...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

    It happened when I was 6

    or 7 the rest of my family lives in another city so we went there...someone from my own family did that to me...and I was a child how sick is that? Why is there so much evil in this world? Its too late now and I can't tell anyone about it and I don't even want to His mom is...
    JessieCollins JessieCollins
    16-17, F
    Apr 21, 2016

    My Life

    I've been sexually harassed by men many times, i don't know why i sexually attracted them, i mean i never act bitchy or seductive to them i always act normally but i always found myself seen as sexual object to them. My brother, my ex-boyfriend, my ex-boss even some strangers...
    CuteNilla CuteNilla
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 27, 2013

    I was a freshman at high school.

    There were two guys in my class who always treated people - especially girls - so to say very, VERY unpolite. This meant sexual jokes, touching and calling names. But no one ever did anything against their strongly inappropriate behaviour, because they acted like they weren't...
    lily12120 lily12120
    26-30, F
    May 25, 2015

    Second experience: I'm about 14,

    at a park with my dad. I was standing beside a road waiting for my dad to catch up so we could cross it. A car with a couple guys in it drive by and shout something at me. I wasn't paying attention so I have no idea what they said. My dad, however, did. He yells at them to...
    ShadowCat1988 ShadowCat1988
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2016

    It was my mentor who did this,

    the company didn't fire him, or give him any punishment, and so I quit, and gave my reasons very clearly. Did he continue working and doing more nonsense to every other women who entered? Yes and no, eventually he left the co, and went into a different one where they knew...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold
    26-30, F
    Jan 7, 2015

    Pretty Good Job

    It all started a year ago when I started working at Blue Bell Creameries. I quickly became an operator. Marcus Hancock they operator on the machine next to me, well he is used to having his way. Either you get on your back for him, or he gets you fired. He is best friends with...
    TooYoungforThis19 TooYoungforThis19
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2013

    The Devil In My Dad

    It happened 3 year ago when I was 14 (I'm 17 now) and two months before my birthday. No matter how much I try I can't seem to forget about that day - the man I thought was meant to be a dad showed his inner devil. I was scared enough of him from his smacking and shoving and...
    simonexx simonexx
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 30, 2013

    My ex boyfriend has sexually harassing me

    since last year it started last year when he tried to rape me at school. I refused to press charges cuz I didn't wanna get the cops involved. He started following me around, sending me dirty texts, grabbing my boobs. I didn't see him or talk to him all summer, now were back at...
    Jaymerz97 Jaymerz97
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2014

    By Students

    The first time was when I started secondary school, I was around 11. I just finished P.E, and was getting changed in the changing rooms. They thought it was funny to undo my bra and they attempted to take off my underwear... but I fought back. The second time was when I was 13...
    Cantoiii Cantoiii
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

    My Hs Guidance Counselor Is A Perv

    There are like 4 guidance counselors in our high school. I think they are assigned students alphabetically - not really sure. Apparently they have to meet with all their assigned students at least once, to introduce themselves and let you know you can come to them if you have any...
    KimmieDelta KimmieDelta
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2013

    My school counselor- I just started college

    last year and was one of the first of my family to do so. So no one had any idea about college and I had to get help from a school program I was in. The counselor I could tell loved the younger women and liked to pretend he was young and "cool." I could tell he was flirting with...
    Eloisajames Eloisajames
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    I live in silence about my sexual harassment.

    I have been sexually harassed by my Uncle when I was 12. He died years ago... I never mentioned it to my family. They used to pinpoint me as the black sheep or made me out to think I misunderstand a lot of people's gestures. I'm 21... I know what he did was sexual harassment...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2016

    It happened more than a year ago.

    My ex-friend touched me while I was asleep one night in his house. I got over it and the nightmares, it could have been worse, and I don't think it'll ever happen again (to me, IDK about others). The problem is that my brother keeps hanging out with him like nothing happened...
    Distrustful Distrustful
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    I work for a well known movie theater chain in

    the USA with over 300 locations. At the time I was working for a mid age white male as a management trainee. After being invited over for drinks one night we ended up making out. The problem with me is anytime I'm drunk I will make out with anyone no questions asked. He knew...
    chaosandmischief chaosandmischief
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    I was invited over to this guys house

    that I met in a play with his brother. I assumed his brother and a few other people would be there so I went, but it was just him and his friend babysitting. He left the kids with his friend and brought me to a room. He asked if I wanted to sit on the bed, I thought we were...
    Katiemaryxoxo Katiemaryxoxo
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    i was either 12 or 13

    but i was talking to a guy in a trailer park where i lived because he works there anyway i was talking to him and all of a sudden he touched me down there i was shocked because i didn't know what happened he did it again i told him i will be right back i told my friends and they...
    littlebigtown littlebigtown
    16-17, F
    Dec 27, 2015


    It started early. Too much tickling, but he didn't mean to hurt me. It was just tickling. So when my dad started pinching my butt, smacking my butt as I passed by, or slowly running his thumb from the base of my spine up to my neck, I thought I was just over reacting. But it...
    Indigoscream Indigoscream
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    I was once sexually harassed by my professor

    during a lecture in class...I was so embarrassed that I left the room without looking back. I contacted the head of the school and they couldn't do anything because he was the head of the history department...and he's my advisor. What? Do I have to get raped so the school could...
    auraboreale auraboreale
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    I used to think that

    if a guy got harassed, he'd like it, till it happened to me. I've been sexually harassed by both men and women and I gotta say, I did not like it. Other men don't understand my feelings when I tell them about it and it frustrates me like hell.
    Om10 Om10
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016

    I was traveling with my husband doing school

    assemblies. We were at a jr. high school in Texas and had got all set up. Kids were going to be rolling in any minute, but I needed to find the restroom. I started down a hallway, but then all the kids got dismissed for the assembly and I felt awkward being the only going the...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    So I've been harassed

    for 2 years now and it's finally having me at my wits end because they're posting my private info along with it and also pics of me and my pregnant belly and I can't take it any more.
    meowkachu meowkachu
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2016

    Third experience was

    when I was 18 and working as a waitress. I often took the bus to and from work. Well, one night I was on the bus to go to the bus depot where my dad would pick me up. An older man got on the bus and sat across from me. He smiled at me, and I've always been taught to be polite...
    ShadowCat1988 ShadowCat1988
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2016

    I don't think I'm a very pretty female.

    In my 11th grade year was a giant change. Guys kept asking for my number left and right, some even went as far as asking to sleep with me. I'm not that kind of girl. One guy really scared me though. I was just casually chatting with my buddy (Let's call her Paula) Paula, when...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    My First "Boyfriend"

    We first met in the 5th grade. I liked him, and he liked this other girl with huge breasts. Somehow he decided to ask me out, either to make her jealous or because he really liked. me. Anyway, being 10 our mothers chaperoned. A few months later, when 6th grade started, he broke...
    SEG524 SEG524
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2007
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