Monthly Archives: November 2011

I fight back against harassers in Charqieh, Gharbieh, and everywhere in between!

I was going back home alone that day from Roadster Ashrafiyeh to Hamra, it takes a 10 minute drive but lucky me I couldn’t find a service since they consider it as “charqieh – gharbieh” so hell no they won’t drive me there!

– NEWS FLASH PEOPLE, the civil war ended long before I was even born! –

so I kept walking and walking in a hope to find a taxi or anything that could drive me anywhere near home… But after waiting for an hour in the rain and the taxi company said that they need an hour minimum to provide me with a taxi, I decided to walk home!

I reached downtown, or to be exact “Bab-Idris” and suddenly an old guy jumps out of no where and talks to me, I couldn’t hear him since I was listening to music at the time, but I was able to hear him say in his egyptian accent “eih ya gamil, ma betroddesh leih?”…

as usual I SNAPPED! I started yelling at him and saying in arabic “do I look like I’m in the mood for you, or for anyone else to harass me? Yeah, answer me? WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (&@#^(*$#” even though it was around 6pm (winter time) and it was kind of dark, but I could see the shock on his face.

He was terrified, he didn’t see it coming. He didn’t expect that a girl would speak up and refuse harassment, especially not in the way that I did…

After yelling at him, I turned my back, took a deep breath and kept walking! that would teach anybody to mess with me again! 😛

Submitted by Red Light

Location: Bad Idriss, Downtown

Time of harassment:   16-20: Afternoon Rush Hour / العصر

Do you have a personal experience with sexual harassment or assault you would like to share? Please click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

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 تحدد

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Ta7arrosh Khilel 7areb Tammouz

ken 3omre 15 seny wa2ta kena be hareb tamouz bel 2006 …

Eja rfee2 emmy la 3enna 3al bet 3a ases yesharo nezel men ljnoub howi w 3a ases bado ynem 3enna ta tokhlas el hareb ..

Awal layly balasho yeshrab 3a shy el se3a 2 w ana e3da 3a valcon ken shoub ktyr bezkour bwa2ta lebsa enu short w 3ade ktyr ..

Awal layly teny layly telet layle eja la 3edny alet inty bent 7ilwi tal3a la emmek .. Eltelo merci kilak zou2 … 2ale btejy bt3eryny mkhade men 8erftek emt eltelo eh lesh la2… Fa fetet w le7e2ny sakar el beb w rameny 3al takhet …

Bezkor bwa2ta ma 7aset shu 3am yseer men el khouf w add ma darabny w ana sawet …

Bas lhmdilah eja bayee khala3 el beb em el zalamy howi w shele7 harab d8re medry keef w ana bwa2ta ma adra rakez …

Bas tfeh 3a hek 3alam tfeh

Submitted by lobna

Location: N/A

Time of harassment:   20-2: Night /الليل

Do you have a personal experience with sexual harassment or assault you would like to share? Please click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

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 تحدد

Stalked and harassed… even when driving!

First I used to think I have a car I’m immune against harassment since I don’t walk on the street. But lately I’ve been realizing even safe in my car I can be harassed and stalked.

I really don’t know why guys have turned into such creepy desperate losers to do something like that. It was happened twice so far and frankly it’s making me a little scared of going out at night now.

First time I went to pick up my friend from Kaslik and we were on our way to gemayze. A car behind me a Peugeot with 2 guys in it kept flashing it’s light I thought he wanted to pass so I made way for him he didn’t so I kept going. He kept following us till we reached the highway and he started getting so close almost causing us an accident he kept rolling his window and trying to talk to us.

Anyway we got to gemayze he was still following us. We parked he parked next to us. And when he got out the usual crap all typical Lebanese guys say fina net3arraf w 3ajabtine w mo3jab and other crap. Anyway we disposed of them and I made sure to tell him in English (when I’m angry I started talking in English) how creepy and desperate I thought they are which they didnt understand a word of all they could say was ‘ma bte7ke 3arabe?’ -.-

anyway the second time also in Kaslik we were returning home after midnight we decided to stop by a hot dog stand while we were eating in the car a BMW parks next to us with a guy in it I immediately sensed he’s going to try to talk to us so I started the car and we left to my surprise he followed us -.-

he kept following us till I decided to park thinking he’ll keep going which turned out to be a bad idea he parked next to us and tried to talk to us i made a sign with my hand for him to leave that were not interested to talk with him he wouldn’t leave bel ouwwe baddo efta7 el Chebbek la ye7ke

eventually I just drove back and went into a road that leads to sakanet jeich he didn’t follow he just disappeared. I don’t know if this counts as harassment stalking flirting or whatever but it sure is very annoying and scary for the girl who doesn’t know what the guys intentions are.

Submitted by N.A.

Location: Kaslik

Time of harassment:   20-2: Night /الليل

Do you have a personal experience with sexual harassment or assault you would like to share? Please click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

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 تحدد

Salwa’s Guide to Fighting Sexual Harassment is now Online!

The English Version of Salwa’s Guide to Sexual Harassment and Fighting it is now online in PDF form in English. Arabic PDF will be released soon. The booklet contains explanations of sexual harassment, discussions of why it happens and the form it takes, and how to fight back!

Yalla read it and spread!!

More info on the Adventures of Salwa Campaign at our main site.

ta7arrosh bel beit w ta7aroshet bel sheri3

men wa2t ken 3omre shi 4 snin lal 13.. sar l ta7arosh whouwe ken 3omro shi 38 w ken 2rayibna w sekin ma3na bil bet bel jnoub ken bas ynemo lkel yfout 3al ouda la 3ande w yit7arash w dal hek snin w sene 3a sene ken yzid 7arakito wana bwa2ta kent 5af aw ma kent we3ye mazbout kif momken irda3o aw ohrob mino wkamen 5af i7ke la 7adan min ahle w houwe ken y2ile ou3a t5abre 7ada wkent ktir ishma2ez lama yilmisne w hek bas ba3dina wsolet la 3omor a3rif kif ihrob mino w itjanabo wnta2alna 3a bayrout

ken 3omre shi 10 snin ilet 3al rta7et meno wra7 l ham am kamen hon bi bayrout kamen 2rayibna nafs l shi ken ynem 3na aw2at w ymeris arafo 3laye dal shi sene w shway ba3dena m3ash tradad 3layna ….

whala2 3omre sar 20 w ma byi5la l amor min ta7aroushet lafziye 3al tor2at w bel taxi minshoufa kil ma nidhar min l bet…..

Submitted by Sara

Location: house

Time of harassment:   20-2: Night /الليل

Do you have a personal experience with sexual harassment or assault you would like to share? Please click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

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 تحدد

التحرش من قبل الأقارب؟ هل أنا الملامة؟

 كنت في الرابعة من العمر واستمر هذا التحرش حتى سن الـ16 في البداية كان من قبل أحد الأقارب فكان يسكن معنا في البيت في الجنوب كان عمره تقريبا 38 بداء الامر بدخوله ليلا الى غرفتي ويقوم بامساكي يدي عضوه الذكوري كنت استيقظ خائفة ومستغربة ما يفعله وفي ذهني الطفولي تساؤلات حول تصرفاته وكل ما كنت استنتجه هو انه من المعيب أن يريني عضوه .

واستمر هذا سنوات وكان يخبرني عن الجنس ويمارس العادة السرية أمامي ويمسكني عضوه ويجبرني على لعقه وبدا بخلعني ملابسي ويتحرش بي. كنت أشعر بالاشمئذاذ القوي ولكن كنت أخاف ردعه أو اخبار أحد على ما يفعله وتنبيه لي على عدم اخبار أحد.

وفي سن ل 6 انتقلنا للعيش في بيروت وظل هو يسكن في الجنوب ولم ارتاح منه. ففي العطل كنا نصعد الى الجنوب او يرسلونا انا و اخواتي الاكبر مني لتمضية العطل وكان يعاود تحرشه بي

وفي الوقت نفسه كان يتردد علينا في بيروت ابن خالتي وكان ينام عندنا وكان يبلغ ل 20 من العمر وكنت اجالس عند الكمبيوتر في الغرفة فيأتي من الخلف ويداعب فمي ورقبتي ويقبلني في فمي كنت وقتها في عمر ل 10 تقريبا وفي يوم كنت وحدي في المنزل فاتى واستغل عدم وجود أحد فاخلعني ملابسي وتحرش بي ونفس الشعور كنت أشعر بالاشمئذاذ من تصرفه والخوف من الكلام واستمروا بالتحرش.  وحين أصبحت ناضجة وواعية صرت أحاول الهروب منهم وعدم الاختلاء معهم و أيضا قام أبي في بيع بيت الجنوب حيث لم أعد اراه غير صدفا وأمام الناس ولكن لا يخلو الامر من محاولته بالتحرش وأيضا ابن خالتي لم يعد يتردد علينا .

 في نفسي أحتار على من أضع اللوم ؟ على نفسي ! باني لم أخبر أحد ؟ ام عليهم وعلى ميولهم ووساختهم !

Submitted by Sara

Location: البيت

Time of harassment:   20-2: Night /الليل

Do you have a personal experience with sexual harassment or assault you would like to share? Please click here and fill out the online submission form. All submissions are posted anonymously unless you specify.

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 تحدد