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My parents refuse to let me see a therapist for depression and I don't trust the councilors at school. I feel like they will tell my parents everything if I confess some things, and my parents will hate me.
I identify as bisexual. I've known this for awhile now but I haven't come out to anyone. I don't feel safe enough to come out at home or school, even though I know some of my friends wouldn't judge me. often times I feel hopeless, like I'll never get the courage to come out and I'll continue pretending to be straight.
one of my best friends was choked and raped in her house by a senior boy that came in uninvited.
I was walking down the C hallway after class had already started so the halls were empty, when a group of guys I had never seen before moved towards me and started shouting about how they wanted to fuck me and that I had a nice ass. When I ignored them, they called me racist and followed me to class.
I was in class and a group of boys seemed to be talking about me the whole class. At the end I went up to turn in an assignment and one of the boys came up touched my butt. I don't know if my teacher saw but if they did or any of the other students, no one said anything.
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I hooked up with this guy and he sent all of my nudes to his friends and they called me a slut and then about a month later he asked me if I wanted to hook up again and I said no, and he called me a bitch.
Okay well I have loads of stories to tell so yeh, first off imma start by saying I'm 14 in year 9. The first time I expirenced sexual harrasment was when I was 12/13. I have a naturally big bum so I can't help it. There's boys in my class especially one that would touch my legs going further upwards and I would move away but they would carry on. One of th boys groped my bum so I turned to him and he said sorry it was an accident. But it wasn't because he full on squeezed it. Another time this was a few weeks ago, a boy kept telling me I have a nice ass and his friends want to take my virginity. I obviously swore at him because he was getting on my nerves. I think the most recent harrasment I had was around last week or the week before. These 3 guys kept following me (from my school) and they were really sexual. They trapped me in the hallway during lesson time and didn't let me get out. They were putting there fingers in a peace sign over there mouth and licking so it looked like (you know what) I was uncomfortable. I tried moving away but they kept blocking me offl. The reason I moved was because a few year 10s walked by (boys) and they looked at us so the boys moved and I got my chance to move away. I still remember the look of sympathy the year 10's gave me. The harrasment still goes on today. But there's my story.
These girls in my class keep talking about me in inappropriate ways and finding ways to make physical contact, and I really don't like it. And no one is going to stop it because I'm a guy.
I experience verbal harassment on a daily basis, and am occasionally groped in the hallways, but I was introduced to sexual assault a few months ago. I was walking back into school after spending time with my friends on Shattuck, when a boy asked me to accompany him to the M Building. He pulled me into the bathroom and pulled his pants down and held me against the wall, trying to kiss me. I told him to get off, but he didn't stop, and grabbed my hand, rubbing it over his penis. I managed to push him away from me and run away, but I felt gross, humiliated, and violated. Not everyone is able to get away from assault, and I recognize how lucky I was to have the ability and strength to defend myself. This situation could have been avoided completely if the boy knew more about consent, sexual harassment, and possible punishments. We need groups like BHS Stop Harassing to help educate people so that there is no confusion over what sexual harassment is and why it is absolutely wrong!
I was walking down a crowded hall of loud and pushy students during passing period at my high school. I was just walking between classes, minding my own business. Out of nowhere, a boy who I'd never seen in my life wrapped me in a bear hug. He was tall and strong and I couldn't shove him off. He whispered something dirty in my ear and let go, to the laughter of his friends. Petrified, I muttered "excuse me", not wanting to cause a scene, and speed-walked to my classroom. I felt so powerless. Now I wish I couldn't have stood up for myself, but, in the moment, it just seemed impossible.
There was a fantastic story about Upstanders in action in the SF Chronicle Bay Area section 1-29-15. A high profile freshman swimmer at Stanford University, Brock Turner, was charged with 5 felonies including 2 counts of rape after sexually assaulting a woman he met at a campus gathering. He was apprehended because two students passing by on bicycles stopped the attack and physically restrained Turner until the police arrived. Turner was jailed, then released on $150,000 bail. His arraignment on the charges is scheduled for Monday 2/2. He has withdrawn from Stanford and has been banned from campus.
I am constantly cat-called in the hallways, sometimes I am even groped. If I try to stand up for myself, people call me a bitch. But if I let it continue the taunts and jeers get worse. I need BHS Stop Harassing because it is a group that finally understands what I am going through.