Hollaback in action

New submission from Fiona

Walked into the train station behind a woman. Man shouts “Oi, fit!” at her.

She confronts him about his behaviour, telling him he should keep his opinion of people’s bodies to himself. He tells her she should be grateful for the compliment and he has a “right to his own opinion.” He is shouting and stood up and is moving towards her so I stand next to her and say he should try “have a good day” next time rather than “Oi, fit!” and that he should keep his opinions to himself.

He continues shouting over both of us even when we’re calmly saying “Don’t shout at me”. Then because he’s been called out he starts insulting her saying “You’re not that fit anyway, I was being generous” He keeps shouting “ugly bitch” at her while we stand our ground, telling him that’s not how you talk to people.

The train came so we escaped. She thanked me for the back up. I was shaking with adrenaline when I sat down on the train. Other people were on the platform though I didn’t see any station staff. Those who were there stayed away.