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Fiona

Walked into the train station behind a woman. Man shouts “oi, fit!” at her. She confronts him about his behaviour, telling him he should keep his opinion of people’s bodies to himself. He tells her she should be grateful for the compliment and he has a “right to his own opinion. He is shouting and stood up and is moving towards her so I stand next to her and say he should try “have a good day” next time rather than “oi, fit” and that he should keep his opinions to himself. He continues shouting over both of us even when we’re calmly saying “don’t shout at me”. Then because he’s been called out he starts insulting her saying “you’re not that fit anyway, I was being generous” He keeps shouting “ugly bitch” at her while we stand our ground, telling him that’s not how you talk to people. The train came so we escaped. She thanked me for the back up. I was shaking with adrenaline when I sat down on the train. Other people were on the platform though I didn’t see any station staff. Those who were there stayed away.

Lucy

I was at a club a couple of weeks ago, and this guy came up to me and told me to smile. I gave him the worst look I had ever made, but he still continued to make the ‘smile’ gesture, until I glared at him and mouthed ‘why’ and he backed off, but didn’t look like he understood in the slightest. Later that night, me and my friend were walking to the bus stop and we were continually harassed, and especially her who was wearing a low-cut top, of which one guy decided that it was okay for him to yell out ‘nice boobs … both of you!!!’ in the middle of Old Street Roundabout. I later said to my friend to cover up just because the harassment was becoming consistent and I didn’t want her to feel uncomfortable, and then she asked me a question that is continuously on my mind ‘they’re the ones being inappropriate, I should not have to cover myself up to stop their idiotic and vulgar behaviour’. So true.