Anonymous: Northeast USA

I’m now retired. When I was skating, there was a skater who thought it was ok to grab other women’s breasts, and would often flash her breasts at practice and laugh. I have a sense of humor, but there are ways to make jokes without flashing boobs or grabbing others. I didn’t feel comfortable speaking to her directly because she was in a leadership position in our league. I spoke to one of our mediators instead, and was told I should just laugh it off and not be so prudish. My concerns that were supposed to be private got relayed to her. I never felt comfortable after that, or welcomed anymore. I was pushed off my team, told that I wasn’t good enough (despite having passed my skills tests), and eventually quit. It feels more like retribution for speaking out against one of the coaching staff.

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