street harassment

Queer Review Launch Party

Events, LGBTQ, street harassment | on July, 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

“When Kevin Hawkins was 16 and living in an area of Maryland still struggling to accept queer people, his mother disowned him. Down in South Carolina, Kesha Garner, who now lives in Washington, D.C., remembers growing up without adequate resources for LGBTQ+ people. “Every time I drive the nine hours home, I worry about stopping […]

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“I started saying over and over that I needed to go”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I was returning to the parking lot where I parked my car and I saw a man standing right near my car. When I got closer, he told me he was homeless and asked if I could give him some money for food, and I gave him some money. He thanked me, but then it […]

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Spain: Col·lectiu Punt 6: Shaping public spaces with a gender approach

Activist Interviews, correspondents, street harassment | on July, 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Rebecca Smyth, Spain, SSH Blog Correspondent Tucked away down one of the many labyrinthine streets of Barcelona’s El Born district, Col·lectiu Punt 6 is an organisation formed by and intent on forming the space which it occupies. They very kindly invited me along for a chat on Tuesday to tell me about their origins, development […]

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“I refused to cry until I got home”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I got off of the bus on the way home. As soon as the bus left my stop I was waiting to cross the street, but a black car went flying by. The guy on the passenger side had his window rolled down and he yelled, ʺF***ng Whore!ʺ I was shocked it took me an […]

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“This evil harassment makes my life intolerable”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Whenever I go shopping in a supermarket, or a mall, I find myself being followed by crude, loud people. In fact it seems that everybody – especially hard-faced women – are giving me evil stares, coughing at me etc. This evil harassment makes my life intolerable. It is bullying and happens even if I am […]

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“Made a comment about my ‘booty'”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I was taking a walk and a group of teenage guys rolled down their window and made a comment about my ʺbooty.ʺ I flipped them off as they drove away. – Anonymous Location: O’Fallon, MO, USA. In my neighborhood Share your street harassment story for the blog. See the book 50 Stories about Stopping Street Harassers for more […]

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“I did not want to put myself in danger”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I was walking to a club in Amsterdam with a group of six girls and a guy. It was approximately 2 a.m. I am 18 years old but I look younger, and I was wearing no make-up, a knee-length skirt and sneakers. My friend stopped in a shop to get a sandwich and I walked […]

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