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“If I am looking for new nicknames such as Chocolate, Sweety, Asmar or whatever else I shall consult you, until then: F*** off!”

This is something that did not only happen once and not only in one place but in different spots in Beirut and elsewhere. Often while walking in the streets, men amuse themselves with while walking in my direction of coming pretty close, so that I either have to jump to the side so as not to touch them.

Simply that is annoying, I don’t want to be misanthropic, but please, boys, men and gentlemen: If I want my body to touch you, I will let you know. If I want to get shouted at, I will let you know. If I am looking for new nicknames such as Chocolate, Sweety, Asmar or whatever else I shall consult you, until then: F*** off!

Back to the story I was telling. So some of these men have the tendency to come pretty close what as such is annoying, the really disgusting thing is that there seems to be a habit, especially among members of the highly respected military and police, to wait until I am close, then make one, two steps in my direction so as to be very close and sniff. It may not be a big thing, it happens without words, but everytime it happens I feel slighty violated. Do not ever sniff me.

Submitted by LH

Location: Zaydanieh

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

“I was scared as hell for the next few days…”

 

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“I was meeting a friend who lives only ten minutes from home, It was around 10 at night and there weren’t too many people on the street. As usual, when I am walking on my own, I listened to music, because I like music, but also in order not to hear the stupid comments. Anyway, so I was walking and at a corner, I pass a guy who looks at me. Nothing special, I continue my way and suddenly I see a shadow on the sidewalk right behind mine! The tiny second that it takes me to realise what is going on is enough for him to put his hand under my dress (not a short dress by the way) and grab my ass. I was just too shocked to do anything and just froze, he ran off. I only stood there thinking about whether start screaming or crying or whatever. The worst part is, that that idiot didn’t even run quickly. I saw him again several days later, he recognized me and started to follow me in the street, luckily people were between us, but he followed me to my house and saw me walk in. I was scared as hell for the next few days…”

Submitted by anonymous

Location: Share3 Istiqlal, Zaydanieh

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