i was at a party saturday night and there was a group of guys around and they were pushing girls around. and it was a good party, too, no beer or anything, just people having a good time. anyways, they (the guys) weren't touching, they were just being insulting, saying vulgar things about me and my friends. i was scared, and didn't say anything, esp. since i knew several of the guys. is this sexual abuse? what should i do? help!
Posts: 28 | From: Boise, ID, USA | Registered: May 2005
| IP: Logged |
Speaking as a woman, I remember one time when I wasn't physically harmed in any way, but I was threatened with vulgar words and a weapon. I felt very helpless and scared, even if I didn't show any fear. If you feel an action is inappropriate (and this sounds like it was), please speak up. It could make a big difference to someone. If you think speaking up could put you in danger, call the cops.
Posts: 1679 | From: London, ON | Registered: Jan 2003
| IP: Logged |
Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998
Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.