street harassment

“I was trapped and felt cornered”

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

I was sitting at a cafe, minding my own business, when a man started talking to me. At first the conversation was simple, pleasant. But then he started asking invasive questions about my marital status and where I live. He then asked for my number- I declined. He asked me out- I said no. But [...]

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Sexual harassment and abuse is not normal, but many people believe it is

News stories, Resources, street harassment | on April, 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Whenever I give a talk about street harassment to a group of people that hasn’t identified as feminist, I am likely to hear comments like “It’s men’s nature,” “It’s a compliment,” “Sure we don’t like it, but what can we do about it?” Recently, had conversations with two different young women who said their mothers [...]

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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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Digest of Street Harassment News: April 14, 2014

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

** Sign up to receive a monthly e-newsletter from Stop Street Harassment ** Street Harassment Stories: Share your story! You can also read street harassment stories on the Web at: Stop Street Harassment Blog Bijoya in Bangladesh Collective Action for Safe Spaces Everyday Sexism HarassMap in Egypt The Hollaback Sites Ramallah Street Watch in Palestine [...]

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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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