2010 June

Asking for it? As if

Resources | on June, 30, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

With funding from the Scottish Government, Rape Crisis Scotland has launched a television advertisement and online campaign called Not Ever, focused on ending the prevalent attitude that rape victims are to blame for their perpetrator’s crime because of what they were wearing. In the ad, men at a pub look at a woman’s skirt and [...]

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What did he expect?

Stories, street harassment | on June, 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

I had my car window down and a man started leaning out the window of the car next to me, making kissing noises and sexual comments. I ignored him and he got mad and then drove off. – Anonymous Location: Louisville, KY Share your street harassment story today and help raise awareness about the problem. [...]

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Sizist homeless man

Stories, street harassment | on June, 30, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

I passed a homeless man on the street, and he said to me, “That’s all right, I don’t want money from a fat girl like you.” – anonymous Location: Boston, MA Share your street harassment story today and help raise awareness about the problem. Include your location and it will be added to the Street [...]

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Street Bully

Stories, street harassment | on June, 29, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

As I crossed the street in my neighbourhood last winter, someone hollered out their car window, “Maybe if you weren’t so fat, it wouldn’t take you so long to get across the street.” – anonymous Location: New York City, Upper West Side Share your street harassment story today and help raise awareness about the problem. [...]

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Harasser outside the house

Stories, street harassment | on June, 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

I was harassed at the entrance to my house. This is the second time in three days. – anonymous Location: Tel Aviv, Israel Share your street harassment story today and help raise awareness about the problem. Include your location and it will be added to the Street Harassment Map. Share on Facebook

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The pleasantness of no street harassment!

Stories, street harassment | on June, 26, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

Since moving from Edmonton to Vancouver, I am astounded by how polite strangers are here. I have been here almost a year and have only experienced street harassment twice, both very mild incidents. Often, I will be walking down the street and I’ll see a group of young men approach. I will feel wary, because [...]

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“You looked so pretty reading”

Stories, street harassment | on June, 25, 2010 | by | 11 Comments

A block from home, I’m alone on a corner, reading a book, waiting for the light to change and some douche tries to strike up a conversation with me. He asks me what I’m doing. It’s an awkward question, and he’s obviously leering at me and trying to get my attention. I answer as shortly [...]

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