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“It ruined my entire day”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I walked out of the restroom at the mall after having a wonderful day with my mom. Walking to the elevator to the parking garage, I hear a wolf whistle from the middle aged men I passed on the upper floor. I’m 14 years old, and it ruined my entire day. – Anonymous Share your street […]

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“No one asked if I was ok”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 23, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I was walking along the street yesterday afternoon. A man walking towards me catcalled me (hello beautiful, sexy etc etc). I felt angry and (not very eloquently) responded with ‘shut up, wanker’. I had assumed he was alone but he then called out to his girlfriend/wife/whatever declaring that I’d called him a wanker. I kept […]

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“Not one damn soul on earth has the right to talk about my body the way you just did”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 21, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Dear Man in the Blue Minivan, Sometimes street harassment isn’t calling me ʺbaby,ʺ asking me to smile, or commenting on my outfit. Sometimes street harassment isn’t on the day when I wore a cute top and got attention, or when I am walking home late from a bar and my hair is tossed. Sometimes, street […]

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“I just want to go outside and feel safe for once”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 19, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I’m a 17 year-old African-American girl, and I’ve never felt safe when in public on my own. Whether I’m on my way to work or headed downtown to hang out with friends, men feel the need to make remarks on how I look. And it’s always older men. Men much older than me who make […]

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“There is just not ONE day that goes by without being harassed by men”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 18, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

It happens every day, between 5 to 20 times a day. On my very short way to the bakery I may be catcalled 6 times. Sometimes a man brushes past me, coming from behind, whispering things in my ear. I feel scared and angry, and anger is keeping me awake at night. I dream I […]

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“I felt violated and I ran into my house”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 17, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Today I was walking home from my future apartment at 4 p.m. It’s about a 25 minute walk and I was walking at a leisurely Sunday pace with no place to be. I noticed a car turn around and park in an odd spot near the beginning of my walk, took note of it, but […]

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“He patted on both of our butts then left”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I live in the center of the city of Chicago. I was harassed on the street earlier in the morning around 8:30 a.m. near Millennium Park. Two guys were constantly calling me and my friend when we walked pass by the park. My friend and I decided to ignored their calls completely then suddenly one […]

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