street harassment

“I was just really scared”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 04, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I was with my mom walking away from Bourbon Street with my brother and sister. A man on a bike was looking at me and then he licked his lips and nodded. Afterward I told my mom what happened and from that day on I don’t like being in New Orleans. I just feel it’s […]

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“Never stop resisting”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 03, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I’m 14. My mother and I were taking the metro, as we do all the time. I’m used to being stared at- not only for being a girl but also for being a ‘foreigner’ in another country. My mom stepped away for less than 5 minutes to get our tokens, when a man walked up […]

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“Machismo, it’s normal here”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 02, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Today I took a taxi in order to got to my house. The driver was saying weird things, trying to talk with me, but I just answered like nothing was happening. Then I paid him and when I was leaving the taxi he slapped my butt. I tried to hit him but he ran away. […]

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“What the hell is that?”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 02, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

As a person who is trans feminine I am no stranger to street harassment. More often than not, a lot of harassment comes in the form of dirty looks, whispers, finger pointing, giggles, rude comments, invasive questions about my gender and genitalia, and the daily occurrence of just generally people eying up every part of […]

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“I experience an immense amount of street harassment”

Stories, street harassment | on July, 01, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Every single day of my life I experience intense street harassment. It makes me question why, when I am with a group of just as feminine friends, most of the comments or entitlements to a body are targeted at me. Is it something about me that screams ‘harass me?’ I live every single day wondering, […]

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USA: “It is an incredibly brave act to speak up”

correspondents, street harassment | on July, 01, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Michelle Marie Ryder, USA, SSH Blog Correspondent Like the French poet and playwright, Jean Genet, I have “never been able to find out which way the wind’s blowing by wetting my finger and holding it up” in the air. I can, however, sense a man staring at me from a mile away, his gaze penetrating […]

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Apply to be a 2015 Safe Public Spaces Mentoring Team or Sponsor a Team!

SSH programs, street harassment | on June, 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR 2015 SAFE PUBLIC SPACES MENTORING PROGRAM! DUE JULY 15, 2015 What is it? Our mentoring program empowers people to consider what efforts might decrease street harassment in their community, and then propose and carry out a project. Across four months, selected activists receive advice, network connections, input, and up to […]

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