I am visually impaired.
One occasion an older woman colleague was helping me without asking me, with a magnetic name badge she said that I had it on wrong. Before I knew it she put her hand down my top rummaging for the back of the badge. When she had finished she patted the badge and then was feeling my breast away from the badge for some reason then just looked at me and walked off. I was mortified my blood ran cold I felt like an object and too afraid to tell anyone. That was 4 years ago. I no longer work with her.
The other occasion was a colleague who is also an older woman
was going home and saying bye to me. I was standing in front of her she rubbed
my shoulder and her hand slowly slid down the front of my chest and all over my
breast. I froze. It was awful. If it was an accident anyone would’ve quickly
stopped and said oh sorry etc but she didn’t. I don’t know what that’s all
Nobody has the right to treat us like this. I hope things improve for you.
Criminologist and Co-Director of Centre for Gender Studies at University of Sussex