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“I see silence as involuntary agreement that deeply affects your emotional well-being”

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

I have been barked at while walking down the street with my husband, yelled at from cars “Nice labia!”, laughed at by teens who claimed I was a man (they were seated at the table next to me in a fast food restaurant). I have had people direct gender-speculative comments at me on the street, [...]

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“I learned to just put up with it”

Stories | on April, 15, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Does it have to be a “street”? Inside my high school I had to walk past several leering male students, often up to three years younger, to get to my locker, who would taunt me with catcalls. I talked to the guidance counselor, but we agreed there was nothing that could effectively be done to [...]

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Conversation about the Monument Project

anti-street harassment week | on April, 14, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

By: Rebecca Nagle, Codirector of Force: Upsetting Rape Culture A group of community members came together at the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Library in downtown Washington on Wednesday, April 2nd, to have a conversation about the Monument Project: a call to create a national monument to survivors of rape and abuse in the United States. [...]

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“I want to feel safe enough to take the train home”

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

Saturday night at 1:30 a.m., I was walking to my apartment from the train. It’s about a 10 minute walk, so I was already very alert and armed with pepper spray just in case. I experienced 4 (4!!!) different incidents of harassment on my way home. I think what upset me the most about it [...]

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“Proceeds to kiss my hand”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 13, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was sitting on the bus and this scary man who had clearly been chasing the bus for a few blocks runs on to the bus goes in for the kill aka me and tells me ” I’m the most perfect thing he’s seen” then proceeds to kiss my hand and run off screaming “GOD [...]

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“Why do they think leering at another person is okay?”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 13, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I have been harassed on the street many times, but this is my most recent story: Last night, I was waiting outside a pub for some of my friends, and I was harassed twice within ten minutes. Guy #1 came up to me as I was waiting for my friends, and started commenting on how [...]

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“I never told my parents out of shame”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 12, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I’ve been bothered countless times throughout my life, but one incident really sticks out to me at the moment. I was only eleven years old. My cousin lived with us for a while, and I would walk her about a half mile to her school bus stop. Other kids and sometimes parents would wait there [...]

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