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USA: Traveling While Female: Five Things India is Doing Better

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Angie Evans, Washington, DC, SSH Blog Correspondent You can’t emotionally prepare yourself for sexual harassment or assault. It’s 11:15 a.m. and I am sitting on the rooftop of a guesthouse in Udaipur, India. My teeth are covered in purple chalk. From my fingertips to my elbow there is a splash of bright pink dye, later [...]

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Middle-Aged Men Harassed Her When She was in Middle School

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I’ll never forget being in middle school and walking around my neighborhood and having these middle-aged men cat calling me. I was a 12-year-old girl, I wanted to dress pretty but the constant stares and whistles from older men made me feel insecure. It felt as if I wasn’t a person just a body with [...]

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USA: Music, Urban Space, and Me

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Pamela Segura, NY, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent When I was younger, I delighted in music videos. I enjoyed how fantastical and formulaic they seemed. Pop music videos featured a series of dancers, many of whom were female and often displayed a great deal of coordination and agility. Hip-hop videos were equally as methodical: men delivered [...]

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USA: “Men harassing women represents a loss for everyone “

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Daniel Burdick, CA, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent I’m truly honored to be a correspondent for the Stop Street Harassment blog.  As you have probably noted by my photo, I could actually be one of the perpetrators of sordid public-performance graffiti.  The intention of Stop Street Harassment is to include men in this discussion; and this [...]

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Anna’s Letter to Police in Scotland

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

Editor’s Note: Anna gave permission for her story to be shared here. @anna_e_fisk [I've] written a letter to Chief Constable about yesterday’s experience of street harassment and #EverydaySexism Share on Facebook

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“I encourage every one not to turn a blind eye when someone needs your help”

Stories, street harassment | on September, 28, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I’ve been commuting to and from my house since I reached high school. I’ve had my fair share of catcalls and whistles. I did not mind those men because in my mind I am above them. When I graduated high school, I went to a college that is far from our home but still I [...]

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“Once it hurts their pocketbook they may think twice about it”

Stories, street harassment | on September, 27, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I stopped at the store on my way to the gym yesterday. From the time I got out of my car to the time I got back (less than 5 minutes) I got 1 underhanded “WOW”, 1 “You got nice figure (sic)” and numerous disrobing stares. For crying out loud, can I get my power [...]

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