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Catcalling while shopping

I was walking to the grocery store and two men yelled sexual comments at me. It happened in the Harriet Freezerstraat (Amsterdam Zuid-Oost).

‘Je bent niet schuldig hoor, maar je had daar nooit moeten fietsen’

‘Je bent niet schuldig hoor, maar je had daar nooit moeten fietsen’ dat was de reactie van de zedenpolitie toen ik aangifte deed van een gewelddadige aanranding. Victimblaming weet ik nu.. hoe vaak en hoe pijnlijk dat soort opmerkingen zijn begrijpen veel mensen niet. Sterker de meeste mensen kennen het niet eens. Ik reed terug …

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He licked his lips

A while back, I was biking in the afternoon and made eye contact with a man that was walking nearby. He licked his lips suggestively and kept eye contact. I kept biking to quickly pass him and felt so uncomfortable, I was really thrown off and felt so weird.

“Hey, Honey!!”

I had parked my car on the parking lot next to the station to get a sandwich in the afternoon. I got out of my car and walked to the station (which I had to cross in order to get to the city centre). A man was standing in front of the station and he …

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Just wanted to rent a bike

At the bike rental place, the guy who rents out the bikes catcalls me every time I come to get a bike. Today he ran after me while I was biking away and grabbed the bike to halt it. He proceeded to talk to me about what I was wearing. I did not feel safe.

Without me wanting to

Got approached from behind by a strange guy that touched me inappropriately without me wanting to, or me even seeing that he came up to me.