street harassment

USA: Exercising Outdoors While Female

correspondents, Stories, street harassment | on August, 20, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Lorna M. Hartman, Spokane, WA, SSH Blog Correspondent The discussion has begun on the street harassment women experience when they exercise outdoors. Articles here, here and here (one by our own Holly Kearl here at SSH) describe this type of harassment, and plenty more are a Google search away. Yet the pushback against this aspect [...]

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Street Harassment is NOT a compliment

News stories, street harassment | on August, 19, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I am really floored that after the NY Post published an article about street harassment being flattering (and women should just deal with it), major outlets like USA Today, Time and Salon.com all ran pieces this afternoon disagreeing, as did sites like Bustle, the Frisky, This would never have happened a few years ago, hell [...]

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“Seriously, your breasts look delicious.”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 19, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was at Otakon (an anime convention) with my friend a few weeks ago and we decided to cosplay. We were both wearing low cut dresses because it’s hot outside and it worked for our costumes. The people at the convention were nothing but nice to us luckily, but as a lot of cosplayers know [...]

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“I see. Sorry, I’m not interested.”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 18, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

I was standing at the intersection near my apartment, waiting for the light to change. I’m autistic, and was flicking my fingers in front of me. I may have given the impression I was stoned. A man walked up to me and asked, “Are you going to HempFest?” I said, “No.” “Do you want to [...]

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New Opportunities to Join Us!

SSH programs, street harassment | on August, 17, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Do you want to do something about street harassment? Here are several ways you can join up with us in the mission to document and end gender-based street harassment. 1. Apply for our September – November 2014 Blog Correspondents Cohort. Apps due August 29, 2014. It’s an unpaid, volunteer position.  2. Apply to join our [...]

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“Girl.. you have the finest ass I have ever seen.”

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

I was walking to the subway in NYC to run work errands when a guy told me, “Girl.. you have the finest ass I have ever seen.” I was annoyed but honestly- I have heard this before on the street and kept walking. When I came back from the errand I saw the same guy [...]

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“It is exhausting to fear for one’s safety”

Stories, street harassment | on August, 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

This story does not involve physical harassment, but I know that what happened on this particular occasion could have escalated very quickly if I had not been able to get away as swiftly. Recently I was walking down the street in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I currently live, re-tying my hair into a ponytail, as I [...]

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