2010 May

“Need a ride?”

Stories | on May, 31, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

I was repeatedly yelled, bonked, barked and whistled at while running (for exercise, not for my life). I was also asked 2 or 3 times if I needed a ride. All of the people were men. – A. Brown Share your street harassment story today and help raise awareness about the problem. Include your location [...]

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Harassment is a health hazard

street harassment | on May, 29, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

I’m with my partner visiting his grandparents in a very rural area of Virginia. This morning when I was running, men in a white truck felt the need to whistle a few times at my retreating figure as I turned off the road they were driving on. I was wearing a bright orange, oversized t-shirt [...]

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“Unleash your Inner Death Metal Singer! Holla Back!”

Stories, street harassment | on May, 28, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

One day, several years ago, I thought my boyfriend was whistling at me outside of our apartment, I turned around and made eye contact with the actual man who whistled at me, a stranger. I noticed he seemed shocked and uncomfortable that I acknowledged him. I realized no one really says anything back to these [...]

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DC metro assault

Stories, street harassment | on May, 27, 2010 | by | 3 Comments

I live in Washington, DC and got on the metro at Farragut North and was headed to Gallery Place/Chinatown. I saw a man staring at me in the metro station and it was extremely crowded. He would not take his eyes off me and I started to feel really uncomfortable. When I reached Gallery Place/Chinatown [...]

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Train bridge harasser

Stories, street harassment | on May, 27, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

I recently graduated high school. One day I was headed to lunch with some friends and I passed under the train bridge. I made the mistake of locking eyes with some guy coming in the opposite direction. I quickly averted my eyes, but after we had passed he circled back. “Is your name Sarah? Are [...]

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Two year anniversary book winner!

street harassment | on May, 26, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

Chandni Parekh is the winner of tonight’s random drawing for a signed copy of my book Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe & Welcoming for Women (out Aug. 30) to celebrate the two year anniversary of my blog. Thanks everyone who entered and I’ll do another drawing on Aug. 30. to celebrate the book [...]

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It just felt good to fight back finally

Stories, street harassment | on May, 26, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

There has been a union protest going on near my building for the past couple of months. Generally two men at a time stand on the sidewalk in front of the building they are protesting, all except one are always polite and stand at opposite sides of the sidewalk in order to let pedestrians get [...]

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