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Verbally Abused

Verbally Abused

Aged 30

2013

I was working at an establishment in Lytham square. A male customer was leering/staring at me for a while. He came up to me and said “You look like you’ve just been impregnated.” I still see this man about. He gives me the creeps.

Verbally Abused

2019

Aged 36

I was walking down Queen Street, and passed two men standing in a doorway. One said to the other loudly “I’d rape HER.”

Followed/ Verbally Abused

Aged 39 2024 I was walking down Talbot Road in the afternoon and noticed I was being followed by a young man. He came right up to my ear from behind and started making strange noises. He was saying words but I couldn’t make out what they were but one sounded like it could have been...

Catcalled

RK, Aged 14 2006/7 Builders were working on the school on Church Street leading up to the Blue Room and I was walking into town to meet friends. I’ve always had a big chest and as they were high up they were staring down my top and shouting things about my chest and asking me to go...

Verbal abuse

Iz, aged 23 20th April 2024 I got out of a taxi with my partner. A group of men were walking past. One man was particularly loud, he walked in front of me and my partner, shouting at me about how I had ‘got my tits out’. He kept coming towards me until I had to physically push him away...

Verbal harassment

Jess, aged 26 2024 When on a night out with friends I walked past a small group of people near the bar to go to the toilet, on my way past a man commented loudly “that ass!” I turned and confronted him and he became very defensive stating that he had been at a funeral that day as if that...

Verbal harassment

2024 Tamzin, aged 23 As a proud bisexual dating a proud pansexual man we’re no strangers to going into gay bars. For some reason I think people see me as a challenge. They see me and instantly label me as a lesbian they would like to “turn”. 2 different guys constantly approached me...

Verbal abuse and sexual harassment

2022 Aged 18 I was a musician at this bar, I often had older men making sexual comments at me but the one I remember most distinctly was when I was performing on stage and a man turned to my boyfriend at the time, pointed at me and said ‘let me have a go’ insinuating that I was an object...

Verbal abuse

January 2024 Ages 25, 26 and 56 I was walking with my sister, mum and dad back to the car from having dinner. A drunk gentleman who we first thought was talking loudly but very incoherently on the phone as it was in his hands, was on the steps of the pub as we was exiting Deangate onto...

Sexually assaulted

Nicole, aged 23 2018 On a night out, on the phone to my boyfriend and two very young men walked passed. One lifted my dress whilst the other slapped my bum REALLY hard that it set me off straight away. I started following them back with one heel in hand as they ran away. However a gang of...

Catcalled

Nicole, aged 30 2023 Just on my way to work and a delivery guy was going into a car with another guy. As I was walking past, he wolf-whistled and I remember hearing it but when it’s happened so often before you just drown it out and ignore it completely. However, because I ignored this...

Threat of rape

Amanda, aged 47

December, 2023

Walking to work at 9.05 in the morning I was stopped by a man who said “I’m gonna fuck you real good”.