street harassment

“I think I gave them a tiny scare”

Stories, street harassment | on September, 02, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I’m 54 years old.  I don’t get yelled at any more.  And it is a relief. Every time I pass a construction site I get a little lift just from knowing that I won’t be yelled at. But the problem is worse than ever.  And I refuse to just bask in the privilege of no [...]

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“Hopefully this disrespect will die out”

Stories, street harassment | on September, 02, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Every day I walk down the street to my home in London I get comments from men ranging from “compliments,” to comments about my body, to something more explicit. Every time I feel attacked, undermined, disrespected, vulnerable and furious! These men know women don’t want to hear it. It’s not a compliment, it’s a power [...]

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“I remember feeling shameful”

Stories, street harassment | on September, 02, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

My father had just retired from the Air Force and we had moved off base.  This meant I had to walk from my house to the train station, then take the train to the stop right outside of Yokota AFB. I was fifteen.  I took the same route every day.  Then one morning, a little [...]

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Billboards against Rape Culture in Lancaster, PA

Activist Interviews, Resources, street harassment | on September, 01, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Yesterday I had the privilege to meet Ray and Adele, the co-directors of hu_MAN Up, in Lancaster, PA. They’ve been involved in a number of efforts to challenge rape culture with their latest being three electronic billboard messages near the Franklin & Marshall campus. This is the one about street harassment. They’re determined to not [...]

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USA: Decreasing harassment and increasing resiliency

correspondents, Resources, street harassment | on September, 01, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Kirstin Kelly, Monterey, California, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent About a month ago, University of Tennessee researchers Dawn Syzmanski and Chandra Feltman published an article entitled “Helping Women Overcome the Anguish of Unwanted Sexual Advances.” The article professes that women who experience street harassment fall into two major categories: those who are resilient and those who [...]

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When Street Harassers Put You in a Hospital

News stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

“‘At Notting Hill Carnival yesterday a man in the crowd grabbed my arse. When I told him not to he did it again. I pushed him away, exercising my right to tell a man to stop touching my body without my permission, so he took a swing at me and punched me in the face… [...]

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“I was beginning to panic”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was waiting for the tram and I notice a 60-year-old man in the nearby staring at me. He made me feel very uncomfortable and I walked away from him and continued waiting. The guy continued staring at me with fixed eyes, and then came to me. He placed himself right in front of me, [...]

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