2008 September

NY Subway Harasser Arrested!

Administrator | on September, 19, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

From the Associated Press: “NEW YORK (AP) — Police arrested a man accused of taking a cell phone picture under a subway rider’s skirt after the victim said she used her own phone to snap back. The 28-year-old woman said she was victimized last month while climbing stairs to an elevated station in upper Manhattan. [...]

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Street Harassment Survey

Administrator | on September, 19, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

Please share your experiences & opinions about being in public in general and with street harassment specifically in this informal, anonymous, online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=2zNzxBfuyVVLMKcoXoEtjQ_3d_3d It’s for a book I am preparing to write on street harassment. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete – longer if you decide to write a lot for [...]

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Reflections on a lifetime of harassment

Stories | on September, 18, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

I grew up in Wisconsin. In high school I ran every night at 10pm. Summers I would ride my bike up and down rolling hills, past beautiful corn fields and red barns. Then little by little things changed. I wouldn’t dream of doing those things now. Little by little my freedom is slipping away from [...]

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Need a free, safe ride home in NYC?

Administrator | on September, 18, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

Then call up RightRides! “In our RightRides program, we offer women, transpeople and gender queer individuals a free, late-night ride home to ensure their safe commute to or through high-risk areas.” RightRides serve 35 neighborhoods (to expand in October) on Saturday nights from 11:59 p.m – 3 a.m . RightRides is volunteer run, so the [...]

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Harassment starts so young

Stories | on September, 16, 2008 | by | 0 Comments

I grew up in Manhattan. One day in 6th or 7th grade, my friends and I got out of school kind of late because of an after-school program. When we left the building there was this homeless guy sitting outside and we didn’t pay him any attention, but were standing around trying to figure out [...]

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“I wanna watch it bounce”

Stories | on September, 06, 2008 | by | 2 Comments

When I was living in Cincinnati, OH, I frequently walked or biked everywhere. On several occasions I was harassed, hollored at, whistled at, and at times grabbed. On one particular occasion, a young man yelled at me as I was walking by. I ignored him. The he yelled, “ Damn baby- You thick. Mmm” I guess this [...]

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"I wanna watch it bounce"

Stories | on September, 06, 2008 | by | 2 Comments

When I was living in Cincinnati, OH, I frequently walked or biked everywhere. On several occasions I was harassed, hollored at, whistled at, and at times grabbed. On one particular occasion, a young man yelled at me as I was walking by. I ignored him. The he yelled, “ Damn baby- You thick. Mmm” I guess this [...]

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