2012 May

Share Stories, End Street Harassment in Kabul & DC

street harassment | on May, 30, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

Kabul, Afghanistan, and Washington, DC, have a lot in common when it comes to gender-based street harassment. Last night, the co-founders of two organizations working to end street harassment spoke about it at a great event in Washington, DC: Chai Shenoy of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (DC) and Noorjahan Akbar of Young Women for [...]

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What happens to men who leer in parking garages…

street harassment | on May, 30, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

Street harassers annoy us, anger us, humiliate us, and scare us…and when they’re harassing us from behind the wheel of their car or truck, they can also be dangerous. Usually they prove dangerous to others through their distracted driving (e.g. hanging out windows or yelling stuff at us while they’re driving, spacing out and stopping [...]

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I told him, “That’s disgusting. Keep it to yourself.”

Stories, street harassment | on May, 29, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

Today in New York is was about ninety degrees out. Like any other girl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on such a hot day, I was wearing short shorts on my way out to start the day. I would say this outfit isn’t any more revealing than any other girl’s outfit, but because I’m curvy I guess [...]

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Snapshot of street harassment stories, news, announcements & tweets: May 27, 2012

News stories, street harassment, weekly round up | on May, 27, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Read stories, news articles, blog posts, and tweets about street harassment from the past few weeks. ** Sign up to receive a monthly e-newsletter from Stop Street Harassment *** Street Harassment Stories: Share your story! You can read street harassment stories on the Web at: Stop Street Harassment Blog HarassMap in Egypt Bijoya in Bangladesh [...]

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Arse grabber in Leamington Spa, UK

Stories, street harassment | on May, 27, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

I was in a shop at the counter waiting to pay when a man’s voice hissed in my ear, “Gorgeous.” I thought I’d been mistaken, looked around, and no-one was close or gave me eye contact, so I shrugged it off. I left the shop and a man left with me, followed me down the [...]

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“Yelling, ‘bitch, get in the car’ doesn’t mean that they think I’m pretty.”

Stories, street harassment | on May, 26, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

When I started walking places alone at about 12 years old, they honked at me. I hated it. They’d yell shit out of their cars. I used to go buy sodas at a restaurant nearby, and it wasn’t uncommon to be scared into dropping it. The worst part was how people reacted when I told [...]

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Street harassment is terrifying, not complimentary

Stories, street harassment | on May, 25, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

As a 9 year-old-girl my way was blocked by a group of boys, I was terrified. People don’t understand, they think it’s a compliment and I should be grateful. – Anonymous Location: Oakland, CA Share your street harassment story today and help raise awareness about the problem. Find suggestions for what YOU can do about [...]

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