Category: Verbal

C’s Story – “Zip Up That Coat”

I was pumping gas at the BP on 7 Mile and Livernois when a man very rude told me to zip up my coat (it was barely unzipped past my neckline). I tried to ignore him but he continued to say it several times “why don’t you zip up that coat”. I told him he … Continued

Shae’s Story: “What are you doing over here?”

Walking home from work about 11:30 p.m. turn down the side street to get to my house which is only about 3 blocks away from 9 Mile. A tall bald guy comes out of the bar. He says to me “hey you what are you doing over here?” I say “I’m going home” he says … Continued

Anon’s Story – “You’re So Gay…”

I was enjoying a show at [a local gallery and venue] & went to buy some beers for my friends & I. While standing, waiting for the bartender to notice me a man walks up and stands uncomfortably close to me and just starts saying hey on repeat until I acknowledge him. I say hey, and … Continued

Veronica’s Story: Drive Back

Me and two of my female friends were walking to a Mexican restaurant when a large SUV with 4 men let us cross the street. Before we got to the restaurant they had drove back around and started harassing us. Two of my friends explained using firm tone that their behavior was inappropriate they lingered … Continued

Anon’s Story: “Yelling Random Noises”

My roommate and I were getting some take out. As we get out of the car, two men in the backseat of a van started yelling random noises at us. Then one of them yelled, “Woooo, white people!” To which I accurately yelled back, “I’m not white, dumbass.”

Anon’s Story: “I Got a Wife in the Car”

My sister and I were walking to the liquor store by her house. After a lovely exchange with a male employee who was helping us pick out something to drink, we go to check out. While we are interacting with the cashier and figuring out who owes how much, a man behind us starts to … Continued

Anon’s Story: “She’s Too Fancy”

I was walking through the entrance of a food court located in the subway with a family member when a group of young men slowly passed. One zoomed in on my face and began grinning. “Hey, Ladies.!” I pushed my sunglasses further towards my face and began scrolling on my phone. My family member just … Continued

Anon’s Story: “And He’s Our President”

Recently after T**** was elected president, I was walking to work from a parking lot that was 3 or 4 blocks away from where I work downtown. As I approached a man on the sidewalk who was working as a parking lot attendant he says to me, “Hey baby, it’s Veteran’s Day! The least you … Continued

Anon’s Story: “Second Time I’ve Been Verbally Harassed Here”

I was outside just minding my own business, when this green, 1997 Saturn sedan full of young adults drove past and one man smiled and yelled, “F*CKIN’ B*TCH!” while the female companion in the back smiled nicely and did nothing, and then drove off. This is the second time I have been verbally harassed while … Continued