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Sexual harassment


Aged 21

It was around 7.30pm. I was waiting at the tram stop and a man approached me. He mentioned the weather and we made small talk while we waited for the tram.

At first, I thought he was just being friendly until he asked me what my name was and where I lived. I gave him a fake name and said I was just visiting the area, I didn’t want to be confrontational but I didn’t want him knowing anything about me either.

When the tram arrived, we sat separately, he sat a couple rows away from me. I thought he was going to leave me alone but couple minutes before my stop, he moved seats so he was on the row next to me.

He started asking me more questions, he asked about the tram times and if I was a student or not. He kept smiling at me, winking at me and making kissy faces at me. He was making me uncomfortable but I didn’t want to cause a scene. Then he asked me how old I am and I said he doesn’t need to know that.

I was fed up of pretending to be nice. He kept guessing my age even though I said I wouldn’t tell him. Luckily, this was when we arrived at my stop. He stayed on the tram and I got off. I felt very vulnerable because there wasn’t many people around, I was on my own and I thought he might follow me.