“7terim 7alak law samahet” and DON’T TOUCH ME

I’m a girl who usually never gets back home before 9-10 PM since I sometimes finish university that late, or I just decide to hang out with my friends in the afternoon. Every time I go back home by bus or by cab at a late hour (sometimes at 11) and never faced any kind of harassment (weird, right?)

By that day was different, it was DAYTIME, it was around 11-12 in the morning. I was going back home from my university early because I was sick and decided to skip few of my late classes. I sat in the bus, and then sat right next to me an old man, maybe in his 60’s. I started feeling his leg next to mine, I said it’s ok, he’s an old ‘fat’ man and the seats on the bus are very tiny. So I ignored it.

But then, the asshole placed his hand on my leg, OH NO, HE CROSSED THE RED LINE THIS TIME!! I was looking outside the window at that time, so I turned around, faced him, gave him a ‘chil idak ya ***’-look, and the son of a bitch looks at me and winks, l wa27ane ma 2ela 7doud bhal balad.

Toli3 Halib El-Nawar, but still I respected the people in the bus since there were many children and didn’t want them to hear their first curse word from me, so I just told him “hterim halak law samahet” but in a ‘if you don’t remove your hand, I’m gonna shove it up your ass mother fucker’-tone..

After hearing my words, he was shocked (ba3ed na2is, elo 3ein??). He grabbed his stuff and stopped the bus driver, and got down. It felt good, even tho I wanted to break his fingers, and trust me, I would have done that if he were a little younger than my grandfather!!

Submitted by Red Light

Location: Bus #2, Near Sodeco, Beirut

Time of harassment: 10-16: Daytime / عز النهار

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هل لديك تجربة شخصية مع التحرش الجنسي أو الاعتداء تريد مشاركته ؟ الرجاء الضغط هنا وملء استمارة التقديم على الانترنت. وتنشر جميع التقارير مجهول ما لم تحدده

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