While street harassment is pretty common for me now (unfortunately), this situation continues to make me uncomfortable and is escalating into fear. This happens in many places, but mostly before or after school.
There is an older boy (a junior or senior) in my marching band that decided to hit on me last year. I told him to get lost, but he continues to hit on me even though I’ve made it clear I dislike him. He stares at me constantly, even when I’m not wearing anything flattering, follows me on occasion, messages me consistently, and tries to control me verbally. He started out trying to be nice, but his behavior has become more disturbing, his staring more obvious, and he’s becoming very verbally aggressive. While I could easily hold my own in a verbal battle, the fact that I am the only girl he hasn’t given up on and speaks to venomously is troubling for me. As he plays tuba, he could very easily outpower me (an alto saxophone player). I do not feel safe around the band at all, especially if he’s nearby.
I think it would be very helpful if the school would take it more seriously. People have put keys down my top during class and stared at my bust an entire class and the school didn’t do anything, even when I reported. It’s very disturbing.
Location: Fort Wayne, IndianaShare on Facebook