2010 April

Don’t call me Sweetheart!

Stories, street harassment | on April, 28, 2010 | by | 12 Comments

Just when I thought I could go almost two weeks free of nonsense! This morning, I left my apartment to head to work and there was a moving truck outside. Three people (two men, one woman) were trying to help the truck park outside the apartment. I continue walking, and I hear a loud “HAVE [...]

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“Don’t shy away – speak out!”

News stories, street harassment | on April, 27, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

“Don’t shy away – speak out” is an anti-sexual harassment campaign launched by activists in Lebanon to address the problem in public places and the workplace. “Raghida Ghamlouch, a social worker with the non-governmental Lebanese Council to Resist Violence Against Women, said Lebanon’s social fabric does not encourage victims to speak out. ‘Lebanese society is [...]

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Ladies only at all times

News stories, street harassment | on April, 27, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

Malaysia is launching “ladies-only” cars on the KTM Komuter train for the Sentul-Port Klang route. Naturally there are pink stickers and banners to designate the cars as ones that are “Ladies only at all times.” And unsurprisingly, this new initiative is in response to men sexually harassing women on the train. Segregation on public transportation [...]

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When men are in a group

Stories, street harassment | on April, 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

While bike riding with a friend this afternoon, two men in a car honked their horn and shouted “nice ass”. My companion was female but I wonder if I were with a man if this incident would have occurred. This type of thing seems to happen more when “men” are in a group or with [...]

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Oregon shrubbery harasser

Stories, street harassment | on April, 21, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

I am on a business trip and after I checked into my hotel this evening, I went for a run. I like going running new places. I was on a dead end street off of a busy one when I heard a man’s voice, “Hey girl, run girl, yeah you better run girl!” Then in [...]

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“Afghan scuzzball”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 20, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

In an Afghan-owned grocery store that sells Middle Eastern and South Asian products. I was shopping, minding my own business, and this absolutely scuzzy sleazy-looking Afghan guy, unshaven, unkempt, shirttail partly hanging out–you get the picture–says behind me “Hey, beauty, where are you going?” I ignored him, of course. He followed me through an aisle [...]

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Making a harasser feel uncomfortable

Stories, street harassment | on April, 20, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

M Street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC is a magnet for harassment. The last time I remember NOT being harassed while on a lunch break was when it was raining on Tuesday. Something needs to be done about these trolls. I was heading back to work, and I saw these two punks hanging [...]

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