2010 December

Hooray! Anti-Street Harassment Successes of 2010

street harassment | on December, 31, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

This was a big year for anti-street harassment activism! I spent a few hours this morning reflecting on it all and I am amazed. Thank you to the thousands of people who are tackling this issue around the world, including by sharing your stories. You are making a difference. In this (lengthy) post, I’m highlighting [...]

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Harassed during a December run

Stories | on December, 30, 2010 | by | 5 Comments

Yesterday I worked from home and in addition to getting 2.5 hours of my life back since I had no commute, I was able to take my dogs running while it was still daylight. I moved to a lovely area for runners a few months ago. There are so many paved trails through woods and [...]

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Coping with “fearful crushes” on the NYC subway in 1909

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

Any woman who has taken mass transit for any amount of time (or, in some cases, at all), has, no doubt, experienced or witnessed sexual harassment. Harassment on public transportation is a common topic on my blog, from posts highlighting studies about harassment on public transportation, to posts about women who won’t stand for harassment, [...]

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Street Harassment Snapshot, abbreviated Dec. 28, 2010

News stories, street harassment | on December, 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Because of the holidays, I didn’t do my normal Street Harassment Snapshot post on Sunday. This is an abbreviated one to highlight interesting street harassment news stories & blog posts from the past week or so. Guardian, “‘Give us a kiss love, it’s Christmas‘” & Jezebel, “The UK Campaign Against Street Harassment“ “A Good Man’s [...]

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Harassed, groped, and affronted in front of her own apartment door

Stories, street harassment | on December, 27, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

I don’t feel safe at home anymore. It was Monday, Dec. 20, when this happened. I had just gotten home from a night out with my friends and I walked up to my apartment. I was digging my keys out of my purse when I noticed a couple of guys walking up the stairs. I [...]

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Wishing you a cozy, harassment-free holiday!

street harassment | on December, 24, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

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“Merry Christmas, baby! Happy holidays!”

Stories, street harassment | on December, 24, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Not again! The same man, who has harassed me on a few occasions (http://streetharassment.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/long-hair-lewdness-short-hair-rudeness/, http://streetharassment.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/guess-who/) and who implied I was “ugly” because I had very short hair was back out on the street again! But get this—he SMILES at me and says, “Merry Christmas, baby! Happy holidays!” No, I don’t like being called “baby,” but [...]

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