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“It was a huge trigger for me”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 24, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

One time when I was 19 in Oakland, CA. I was walking down the street toward the MLK Museum and four guys in a car drove up and starting cat calling me. They said things like, ʺHey baby,ʺ ʺYou should be mine,ʺ ʺYou’re sexy,ʺ ʺI want that,ʺ ʺLet me hit that.ʺ I tried to ignore [...]

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“Confront the person and let them know this is NOT ok”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 23, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was a 19-year-old girl from a small town in the big city going to college.  I was already scared to death.  My apartment was six blocks from school and we walked every day.  Many times men shouted lewd things from cars or from construction jobs nearby.  It was a business college and we were [...]

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ʺYOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF!”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 22, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I went out shopping with my family and we entered this really crowded shop. As I tried to squeeze in between people to get to the exit after finding what I had needed, a man came really close and invaded my personal space intentionally. He gave me a once over and then said ʺyou’re prettyʺ [...]

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“We aren’t puppies”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 21, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

My two friends and I were not old enough to drive, which is why we walked to the coffee shop three blocks from our building. A man walking towards us whistled our way. I responded, ʺ*uck you, we aren’t puppies.” He then asked, “Where is this sexy gaggle of girls going?” – MM Location: Minneapolis, [...]

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“Evidently I was a terrible woman because I was bending him to my will”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 17, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was walking casually downtown with a male friend of mine who came to visit the area and his family. We were walking along in a section along 4th Street and between Pike & Pine I believe and this man who looked like a drug addict walked towards us and stood within hearing distance and [...]

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“They are the reason women’s rights continue to be an unresolved issue”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 15, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

As the daughter of a single working mother and father consumed with the highs and lows of owning a business, I was highly dependent upon public transportation while growing up. Needless to say, I have become all too familiar with the unwanted staring, suggestive comments, gestures, honking and whistling that come with traveling alone as [...]

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“Who do you think you are?”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 14, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was 14 and walking down the street to the local store, and a guy drove by slowing and whistled at me. I brazenly yelled, “Shut the fuck up!” to which he frighteningly yelled back, “Who do you think you are??! Fucking bitch! You aren’t even all that!” and threatened to get out of his [...]

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