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“Excuse me, Mr. Stranger? I’m fifteen!”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I am half black, half white and people, no – men – in South Africa often give me strange looks. I live in Czech Republic, where people do that just because I have a dark skin, but they don’t approach me out of nowhere and chat. My aunt took my older sister and me to [...]

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Why We Shouldn’t Lose Sight of Full Equality

LGBTQ, male perspective, street harassment | on October, 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Cross-posted with permission from the author Patrick McNeil, our board member, from the Huffington Post Late last week, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found that the Department of the Army had discriminated against Tamara Lusardi based on her gender identity in a significant ruling that said Lusardi’s restricted daily movement “constituted discriminatory harassment under the guiding [...]

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“How much do you charge?”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I had an idiot pull up in his car and ask me if I wanted to “go on a date”.  I ignored him so he screamed at the top of his lungs “How much do you charge?” – I got hit on a lot on the streets because I was beautiful; however, my looks disappeared [...]

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“Your legs made me miss my stop”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 29, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Today on the way to work, a guy came up behind me on the subway and whispered, “Your legs made me miss my stop. I ain’t even mad.” I want to bathe in acid. – Bonnie Location: NYC Subway Share your street harassment story for the blog. See the book 50 Stories about Stopping Street Harassers for more [...]

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A Guide to Approaching Women on the Street

Resources, street harassment | on October, 29, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

By Julie Mastrine When I first became a social media volunteer for Stop Street Harassment, curating the Twitter and Facebook feeds for the nonprofit was tricky — I could find very few articles, blog posts, or tweets on the matter. Fast forward to 2 years later, and I can barely keep up with all the [...]

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“No, we are NOT flattered.”

Stories, street harassment | on October, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Today, I was walking home from my campus when I had to pass the usual street that leads to my house. There has been a construction site on that street for around three months, and I have been catcalled several times by the workers on that site. This time one when I passed, one of [...]

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“Why Me?”

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

I am so damn sick of this happening to me. Today while outside I experienced getting harassed twice and each and every time that it has happened I have tried to ignore it and even stand up to it, but I have then realized that there is no use in me even wasting my time [...]

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