2012 August

DC Groper Admits to 8 Attacks, Will Likely Face Almost No Punishment

News stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

In early July, Washington, DC resident Liz Gorman was sexually assaulted in DC’s Dupont Circle. The next day Liz, who immediately reported the incident to the Metropolitan Police Department, wrote about her experience on the Collective Action for Safe Spaces blog. By Friday, the post had set off a viral reaction, both locally and nationally. [...]

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Really, Bowlmor?: “Getting jumped in an alley has never been this much fun”

street harassment | on August, 31, 2012 | by | 3 Comments

This unacceptable ad was seen and photographed on the Q train in New York City by someone at Equality Now. She added the “Trigger Warning” message. The full text of ad reads, “Getting jumped in an alley has never been this much fun.” Clearly, the writer has never actually been jumped in an alley, nor [...]

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“This was violent and unacceptable”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 30, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

Yesterday as I was walking to my parents house,  some men shouted “whore” at me as they drove by. To the group of young men in the SUV who caught me off guard, and to the silent other pedestrians and drivers, this was violent and unacceptable. – Anonymous Location: North Toronto, Canada Donate to help [...]

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“Hey baby” in a stairwell

Stories, street harassment | on August, 29, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

I was at my office today walking up the stairs and two guys came loudly tromping down the stairs at me. No one ever takes the stairs so it was sort of surprising and then suddenly one of them interrupts his conversation with his coworker to be all, “Hey baby” at me. I couldn’t believe [...]

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“I am being street harassed in my own backyard”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 28, 2012 | by | 3 Comments

I live in a nice area on the outskirts of the city. We just moved here about 10 months ago and I’ve loved everything about it — well almost. Our house is next to a somewhat busy road with a chain link fence around our 2 acres. I am a very energetic person who loves [...]

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“You fat ass bitch!”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 27, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

I was walking back from the grocery store, carrying two big bags of groceries about nine blocks on a hot August day. I passed a man and he starts saying, “Hi,” to me. I just sort of smiled, but I kept walking, because it was hot and all I wanted to do was get home [...]

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Women’s Equality Day: Safe Streets = Our Right!

street harassment | on August, 26, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

Editor’s Note: For Women’s Equality Day, I’m posting an excerpt of the speech I gave at the We Are Woman Rally in Washington, DC, last weekend. We should have equality, but we don’t. We don’t even have the right to walk down the street safely, without facing harassment. We must keep speaking out and demand [...]

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