Walking home from doing charity work the other night, within a block, three people harassed me: someone honked, another whistled (several times because I ignored him), and another yelling “pussy.”
Until recently this was a decent area to walk.
But the following day between Elm Street and Crystal Park area, four more people harassed me while I was riding my bike. Two referenced my “pussy” (do they think they are going to be able to pick up someone that way? Felt like keying his shiny red truck), and two others yelled/honked.
I do not know what to do. Whether you ignore them or say something back, it just gets worse. I have reported it before when it happened on the bus, but nothing was done about it. I was told, “They do not mean any harm”…but don’t they???
Male friends have been with me when this stuff happens, and they claim they do not hear it, or that they did not notice it (if it was someone sizing me up).
I would like to set up a stand at the Farmer’s Market distributing information for stopstreetharrassment.com, but without the funds what can I do besides leave materials on bulletin boards?
Location: 101 E Main St, Urbana, ILShare on Facebook