2011 April

Inappropriate remark and grab on a bus

Stories, street harassment | on April, 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

I was on the bus with my boys and we were discussing weight lifting techniques and toning muscles. I was showing off my progress letting them check the tome in my arms by punching them. Some lady gets out of her seat and tells me that it sounds hard then helps herself to a feel. [...]

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“Love, drop your jeans”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 30, 2011 | by | 1 Comments

I was walking home on a Sunday evening, it wasn’t that late maybe half past ten at the latest. I was dressed quite casually, I had jeans on, a top and a cardigan buttoned up all the way. This skinhead guy who was a passenger in a taxi I think shouted the most disgusting thing [...]

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“When women are harassed … they’re denied an equal place in that society.”

News stories, street harassment | on April, 29, 2011 | by | 6 Comments

“When women are harassed … they’re denied an equal place in that society. Public spaces don’t belong to them. Men control it. It reaffirms the oppressive role of men in the society.” This powerful quote is by CBS News correspondent Lara Logan from her interview for The New York Times yesterday. On Feb. 11, Logan, [...]

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“I exist beyond being an object to be gazed upon”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 29, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

On Saturday I suffered street harassment for the third time in two months. The first time I was walking in the street one afternoon, minding my own business. A stranger cycled past me, leaned over and shouted, “Ugly!” I shouted back, “W@nker!” but I felt humiliated, and intruded upon. I was enraged – it is [...]

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“I loudly informed him that I do not go to the supermarket to be harassed”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 28, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Hello. I’ve experienced street harrassment alot. I’ve been grabbed in a bar, grabbed in the street and followed to my door step. I get stared at and approached by men almost on a daily basis, and it’s no exaggeration. You would think that somewhere as lovely as Oxford that you would escape it. It’s not [...]

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Do some parents promote street harassment attitudes?

male perspective, Stories, street harassment | on April, 27, 2011 | by | 6 Comments

This is not actually a personal story about street harassment. It’s a theory of where people learn the attitudes. Some things I’ve noticed about street harassment are that the men don’t care that the women want to be left alone, and that the men get angry and believe that a woman who rejects his advances [...]

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“Head high, chin up, walk as if you own the damn street”

male perspective | on April, 27, 2011 | by | 6 Comments

I have been a spectator to street sexual harassment for as long as I can remember. In my teens I was urged by male friends to ‘check out’ every girl, call it peer pressure but somewhere something felt very wrong. The girls being gawked at from top to bottom obviously didn’t enjoy the unwanted attention. [...]

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