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“I just needed help. Those men were following me”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I was 20 and in Philadelphia for summer break. I was walking down the city street on my way to have lunch with my dad at his office around 11:30 in the morning. It was a summer day and I had a skirt and shirt on. I had gotten a couple looks so I put my […]

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“I was afraid of sharing and feeling shame”

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

I was 12 years old and when I was returning back from my school, a man came straight at me and touched my breast. I was silent because I was unaware that it was harassment and at that age I was afraid of sharing and feeling shame. Similarly, when I was traveling by bus I faced the […]

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“I feel degraded, disgusted, and unsafe”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I bike to work in Los Angeles. It is a short ride, about two miles, and only 15 minutes. Every single time without fail I am harassed, often multiple times in one trip by different men. Cars will slow down to follow me and men will purposely step in front of my bike. Whether it’s […]

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Afghanistan: 22 Years of Being a Woman

anti-street harassment week, street harassment | on April, 19, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Guest Blog Post for International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2015 The first time I experienced harassment was when I was eight. I was standing by the bakery with my brother, who was also little. I was lost in my childish world when I felt a hand on my butthole. I looked back in shock and all […]

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Afghanistan: No excuse for street harassment

anti-street harassment week, male perspective, Stories, street harassment | on April, 18, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Guest Blog Post for International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2015 To be honest, I didn’t understand Afghan women’s problems till I got engaged. Before that, I was living in a family of men. I have three brothers and no biological sisters living with us. My mother is a traditional woman who believes that in-order to go […]

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Hollaback! York – The Challenges and Rewards of Starting a New Group

anti-street harassment week, hollaback | on April, 18, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Guest Blog Post for International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2015 We are launching a new branch of Hollaback in York, UK and getting set up and running has been a pretty positive experience for us so far. York is a fairly small city and isn’t really known for its activism, so we had been worried at […]

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Afghanistan: I Will Fill You With Lead

anti-street harassment week | on April, 17, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Guest Blog Post for International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2015 About seven months ago, one afternoon I was walking out of a class I taught with enthusiasm and full of energy and headed home. On the way, I decided to stop by a super market to purchase somethings I needed. When I exited the store, I […]

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