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Judge to survivor: “Bad things can happen in bars”

News stories | on September, 07, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

Sadly, we know that sexual harassment and assault is rampant in our culture, including in public spaces like our streets and the town bar. Here’s an example: Last summer, a drunk 43-year old male police officer named Robb Evans walked into a bar, walked over to a woman, and reached up her skirt and assaulted [...]

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DC Groper Admits to 8 Attacks, Will Likely Face Almost No Punishment

News stories, street harassment | on August, 31, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

In early July, Washington, DC resident Liz Gorman was sexually assaulted in DC’s Dupont Circle. The next day Liz, who immediately reported the incident to the Metropolitan Police Department, wrote about her experience on the Collective Action for Safe Spaces blog. By Friday, the post had set off a viral reaction, both locally and nationally. [...]

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“I am a feminist, yet I am a victim”

Stories, street harassment | on April, 30, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

This article excerpt is cross-posted with permission from the blog Organica: The Story of an Arab American Girl. I am writing about my everyday experiences as a single woman living in Cairo, Egypt. I travel independently, run my own life and refuse to allow harassment or male behavior hinder my life. I am writing about [...]

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Showing cleavage without putting out equals cruelty to men?

street harassment | on February, 16, 2012 | by | 2 Comments

Women should cover up their cleavage or else put out because otherwise, they’re  being confusing and cruel to men. It’s their fault they make men lash out with leers and gropes if they don’t allow the men to “get with” them. I wish I could report this idea was straight out of The Onion (fake [...]

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Groping: The Sex Crime No One Talks About

Advice, News stories, street harassment | on February, 08, 2012 | by | 3 Comments

If you pick up the March 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, which just hit newsstands today, and turn to page 180, you can find a four-page article about the problem of men groping women in public places. (And I know some men have been groped too, but the article focused on men groping women.) I’m [...]

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60 men harass, grope two teenage girls in South Africa

News stories, street harassment | on January, 04, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

1/5/12 Update: “The two teenagers who were harassed and groped by a group of men near the Noord Street taxi rank last week laid charges of harassment and intimidation at the Johannesburg central police station yesterday. “The girls said they could remember some of the men who attacked them, so we are hopeful of their [...]

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Police officer to groped woman: “These things happen”

News stories | on January, 02, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

Via New York Times: “Jill Korber walked into a drab police station in Queens in July to report that a passing bicyclist had groped her two days in a row. She left in tears, frustrated, she said, by the response of the first officer she encountered. “He told me it would be a waste of [...]

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