Five joggers, one was a groper

I was queueing at a cashpoint with a couple of friends in a busy part of town one Friday night after work. It was cold so I was wrapped up warm, with a long thick coat on, which was just as well because a group of 5 men came jogging past us and one of them forcefully grabbed at my backside as he went by.

It all happened so quickly, I didn’t see which one it was and they were out of sight by the time I’d told the people around me what had happened. It made me feel angry and vulnerable.

– Natalie

Location: Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

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2 Responses to Five joggers, one was a groper

  1. beckieweinheimer says:

    horrible. And that’s how most of it happens. So fast, and then they are gone (thank heavens) but we are left feeling violated, and wishing we could have called them on it. I’ve found talking about it and reading this blog has made me quicker and better at my responses. But it still happens!!!!!!!!!!! 😦

  2. Clare B says:

    Leaving you feeling vulnerable is the intended response of this cowardly action of harassment. A lot of harassment is ‘hit and run’ like this.. Not even having a chance to respond contributes to the recipients’ feelings of impotence and helplessness. These harassers want women to feel threatened on the streets, and increase their own feeling of power in public spaces.

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