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I’m 7 months pregnant and a soldier followed and harassed me?!

I was about 7 months pregnant, I was driving my car, and a guy driving next to me followed me after I made a right turn going towards downtown, he followed me till I arrived to the parking lot.

I parked my car and was walking towards the entrance of the parking lot, and there he was waiting for me in his car- I thought that now that he can see that I am pregnant he would leave me alone..

He said : “excuse me , can I talk to you?”

I said “no!”

So he said, “please give me your phone number”

so I just walked away, thinking” he was sick, can’t he see that I am pregnant?

And by the way he was wearing an army uniform with 2 stars .

Submitted by N/A

Location: Saida Downtown

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

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He sexually harassed a pregnant woman, but she attacked and took him to the police!

Was walking towards Dar in Clemenceau to meet a friend. Just next to the Wardieh Gas Station a guy walking towards me looked me into the eyes and told me “i want to you to breast-feed me, and i want to enjoy your lovely pussy”.

By the way I’m a 7month pregnant woman. I thought that this pregnancy would be a time off harassment but apparently its a forum for more creativity.

Naturally I decided to confront him, and told him, “What did you say?” with a raised voice since i wanted to embarrass him. Suddenly he started to run. I don’t know if its instinct or what I started to run after him and told him “Come back you!!”.

The other people on the street thought that he robbed me so they started running after him, especially a young 30yr old man, who was able to catch him. Then other guys gathered and told me what happened i told them what he said suddenly they started hitting him, slapping him on the face and pushing him around.

There was a blond muscular guy who really got so pissed off, and flipped on him telling him “you are an animal and a harasser!!”…. “Girls on the street are not to be talked to this way!!”.

Another guy with a black beard was shouting at him, “you are just like that asshole who harassed my sister and i wish everyone of your kind is swept away and locked”… it turned out to be quite a scene of people deflating previous experience.

What’s funny is that the blond guy didn’t settle for just this he dragged the harasser to the police officer on the cross section just next to Banque Du Liban! The police officer started to scold him and asked me “what do you want to do with him?”

What was funny was that all the time the harasser was denying he told me anything and was saying I’m crazy, so I told the officer I want him to confess in front of everyone that what he did is wrong & that unfortunately even if i took his number or dragged him to the police station there is nothing that can be done, so just humiliating him there was what can be done, or at least that is what I thought on the spot.

Harasser kept denying and said ” i wasn’t talking to her”, so one guy said “shu you were talking to the car to breast-feed you, or to me?” later on i knew that this guy apparently saw harasser talking to me and me suddenly turning and running after him.

The harasser kept denying, so I asked “why did you run, if you know that you didn’t do anything wrong? And if I am crazy?” then the police got really angry and started to tell me you can do with him whatever you want, he is an animal etc,, but I decided to not take anymore action since what was done was enough.

It was so nice afterwards, everyone was offering me water, and asking me that I should relax for the baby, shop owners were offering me sandwiches and chairs , it felt like this is really how a pregnant woman should be treated rather than being harassed by creeps!!!!!

Although I’m sure that harasser would surely think twice before talking to a woman again on the streets, and the “2tleh” that he got by total strangers would not be easily erased from his memory.

Submitted by S

Location: Clemenceau

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

Yelled at an Asshole Harasser on Gemmayze: “girls like me are strong and not afraid to make a scene!”

Today like everyday, I was walking around waiting for the bus to go home. As I was waiting I heard a car honking, my first thought was maybe this was a taxi and he was honking to ask me where I’m going, but what I saw was a car with a while number plate, not red like taxis have!

A little voice in my head was asking me to unleash my fury while another said maybe he was asking for directions. I approached the car with confidence but also I was careful.

I asked the 40 year old man how I can help me, he told me to come in. Ahaaa, that was all I wanted to hear, that little nod he did that says “get in the car”, the way his hands removed an object placed by the driver’s seat were exactly the signs I was looking for, a reason to vent without feeling guilty!

I started yelling at him in Jemmayzé’s busy street, everybody heard and saw what I was doing. The man instantly blushed and apologized but I kept yelling at him and saying “girls aren’t toys for you to play with, they aren’t here to please, girls like me are strong and not afraid to make a scene!”

Damn it, I wish I was able to take a picture of him before he drove away, ashamed of himself…

To be honest, I’m starting not to mind being harassed by random guys for two reasons, the first is that I have a busy life, so I could use something to vent some of that build up pressure, and second because I know I can -and I will- stand up for myself, while other girls might not, so I stand up and show those guys that girls are raising their voices and refuse to be silent any longer!

Submitted by Res Light

Location: Gemmayze – Mar Mikhael

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

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هل لديك تجربة شخصية مع التحرش الجنسي أو الاعتداء تريد مشاركته ؟ الرجاء الضغط هنا

Harassed & Flashed in Sassine in Broad Daylight

This is the second time i post here, this is a sign that something is definitely wrong! no girl is safe.

Anyway there was this one time, where me and my friend(a girl) were walking back to my place from sassine square, we got to the alley after “Ogero” , so i felt that someone was following us, so i looked back just to make sure (it has become a reflex since my last accident where i almost got raped)…

There was this guy who looked like a hobo, and he had a really weird expression on his face, and that’s when i realized that he was actually masturbating behind us ! i just couldn’t believe my eyes!

i told my friend to run when i tell her to, So i turned back and started yelling at him and i went after him,and he ran away, so i turned back to my friend and screamed and told her to run !

and that’s how i escaped my second harassment ! jeez, is there no morals anymore in this country ? i just can’t trust anyone anymore, not even my own boyfriend sometimes !

Submitted by M.K.

Location: N/A

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

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هل لديك تجربة شخصية مع التحرش الجنسي أو الاعتداء تريد مشاركته ؟ الرجاء الضغط هنا

I saw her harassed in Dawra- but I took this picture & the guy got scared and ran away!


i was participating into the Protest against our Sectarian system on Sunday 26/2/2012 in Dawra Area .

We were waiting to start the Protest and i was taking photos around.
Suddenly i saw this man trying to stop this women . And he touched her and tried to stay infront of her by closing the street to not let her pass.

She tried to cross and pass by moving his body away from her by her hand as you can see . And when he turned, and saw me taking this photo…He turned and left , maybe scared from any kind of Reactions we will take to stop him from doing that again .

And in this way, she left too and continue walking forward and crossed the Road .

Shame on him and this stupid mentality of thinking of Women …

Submitted by Abdallah

Location: Dawra

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

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هل لديك تجربة شخصية مع التحرش الجنسي أو الاعتداء تريد مشاركته ؟ الرجاء الضغطهنا

Sexually Assaulted & Choked by a Stranger in my car in Ramlet el Beyda while Security Guards Watched & Did Nothing

[[trigger warning]]

I was once in a parked car, in front of a building, on Ramle Bayda next to Nabihh Berre’s Residential Place. Police were Everywhere.

Anyway, i was in car waiting for a friend. who went up the building to get something from a friend. the streets were lit, and everything was okay. i didn’t have the slightest thought that something bad was about to happen. the Driver seat’s window and co-pilot’s ( mine ) were open.

i was sending a text message on my phone, when out of nowhere a man ( 40 ish ) jumped into the window, grabbed me in the neck and kissed me. i was chocking and fighting him with my hands. and he was kissing my neck and mouth, it was disgraceful.

i remember it as if it was yesterday. i started screaming with the little voice i was able to produce. no one came to my rescue. the man carried on, and then, with one hand on my neck, the other was down my skirt.

so i bit his mouth, that’s when i had a moment to fight back. and hit him with my hand on his head.

he took a step back. so i opened the door on him with all the strength i had. he started running, and i fell down and started crying. i peed myself of fear.

when my friend came down, i was on the ground. he was so angry, he went to the concierge of the builging, asking him why he didn’t do anything.

the old man said :” fakkaret bta3erfo! ” ( i thought she knew him ) SERIOUSLY?! so girl, don’t count on anyone to come to your rescue.

fight back, don’t lose control and fall for the fear of the moment. i would have loved to grab his neck in my hands. but was too scared.

thankfully i had enough strength to push him back. i almost died. he didn’t care about whether i die or not, he only cared about kissing me, while his hand on my neck was killing me.

Be aware, and be always ready for assaults like these. and rest assured, only you can help yourselves.

Submitted by Krystel

Location: Ramlet el Beyda

Time of harassment: 20-2: Night / الليل

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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

“Be prepared… and be ready to scream! DON’T HOLD BACK!”

I was very young when this incident occurred… but I remember it as if it was yesterday. I was walking home from a sports club up the road just before the IC on bliss street. I always felt safe because the police station is 2 mins away, maghfar hbeich.

My cousin and I were two young teenagers, maybe 15 years old walking up the hill just before dark. Two men were walking towards us as if they were going to walk right past… very normal situation.

Just as they got close to us, one of them grabbed me by the arm and put his hand on my chest and felt and grabbed me then released me seconds later and continued walking as if nothing happened. My cousin was right next to me, but neither of us could speak a word, I couldn’t bring myself to shout, I was so scared.

My advice to anyone reading this is to be aware of what is around you, be prepared for such instances and be ready to scream… if I had uttered a sound, the police would have been there in seconds and this dirty man would never have hurt anyone else.

DON’T HOLD BACK, you have nothing to be ashamed of, they should be locked away so we can have a safe society to live in.

Submitted by L

Location: Maghfar Hbeich, Ras Beirut

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

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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 تحدد