We were walking down Namees street; There was a girl coming toward us from the direction of the corniche. It was windy, so a gust of wind blew her skirt up in the air Exposing her legs to everyone on the street.
I was in a taxi with one of my friends. It was nighttime. And on the way, close to the police station in Nasr City, An officer got up to stop our taxi when he realized a boy and a girl were sitting next to one another in the backseat.
I was taking a walk with a friend down the Maadi corniche. A military soldier sitting atop a tank decided to whistle at us. I know that a lot of people might say, “What’s the big deal? He just whistled. Let it go!” the street, gender violence, harassment, sexual violence
The whole time I was walking down the street, I was afraid someone would touch me. They were going to come from behind and pinch my ass, then laugh and make a run for it! A repeat of a scenario that happened more than 8 years ago...
Warning The stories on our story archive could contain potentially sensitive and/or triggering material. If a story causes you discomfort or pain, please remember to breathe and check in with yourself before continuing or stop reading completely if necessary.