In Public
Even though most assaults are committed by someone we know, we sometimes find ourselves being bothered or threatened by a stranger in a public place. Whether it's on the street, on the bus or the metro, in a mall or somewhere else, many women find it's a bit easier to react when they don't know the aggressor. We are often afraid of strangers, but we can fight back!
[1]There is a difference between the terms hard of hearing, deaf and Deaf. Although not all hard of hearing / deaf women necessarily identify with the Deaf community, we have chosen to use this term to make this culture and identity visible, and pay tribute to the political struggles they have led / are waging for the recognition of their rights. For more information, see: Terminology