One week, three instances of harassment in Wales

Hello. I have not written in here for a while – fortunately. But now I have a reason to write.

I have been harassed three times this last week.

Ok, first one: I was walking down my street on my way to my boyfriend’s house. Two lads walked past me and one said, “Alright love?” I politely replied, “Yes thanks,” and went on. I didn’t think much of it until i heard them snickering a few seconds afterwards. Why?

Second story: I was walking back from my boyfriend’s house (on a different day) and a gang of teenagers walked across the road near me. A boy shouted, “Can I have your number?” I told himI have a boyfriend. Then he yelled, “Twat!” at me before rambling on that I was being ‘stubborn’. What appauled me the most was that there were girls with him and one said, “He wants to buttf*ck you.” Sigh.

Third tale: I was walking to the local supermarket when a teenage boy and girl came walking towards me. As I came in line with them, he shouted, “Fuck my ass!”

I have two words for the lot of you idiots. GROW UP.

– Clarice

Location: Porthcawl and North Cornelly, Wales

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3 Responses to One week, three instances of harassment in Wales

  1. big trucker says:

    As pointed out in the highest court of the United States, it would be very difficult to regulate another persons speech. It seems to me that you handled all three instances well. G’day love

  2. Jerrod says:

    to big trucker: a couple of things. these situations didn’t occur in the United States. I am not familiar with Wales’ laws but most countries do not have freedom of speech clauses. related to the United States, we have plenty of sexual harassment, assault, libel and slander, anti-discrimination, hate speech and hate crime laws that set standards for what is and isn’t tolerated in terms of what we are allowed to say.

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