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HOLLA ON THE GO: Groped by a Young Kid

This happened a few months ago, it was around 6pm and I was walking home from work. I had my headphones in and didn’t hear anyone approaching me. There wasn’t anyone else on the street as far as I could tell. Suddenly I felt someone firmly grab my ass and the a young boy, probably no older than 10 or 11 running off giggling. I cannot believe that people are teaching children that young that it is okay to grope a woman in the street like that. I was left shaking and on the verge of tears the whole way home.

Published on August 31, 2016 at 5:29 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Excessive Daily Harassment

I live in an apartment complex on Lawrence street and make the less than 10 minute walk down Lincoln Street to my office every day. For the past week there has been a large group of construction workers on the corner of Lawrence and South Waverly building some sort of high end townhouses. For the first few days I walked past I thought nothing of it, but now as the building site progresses there are more than a dozen men working on it. The first day I walked by i could vaguely hear yelling through my headphones and some whistling but I ignored it. When I returned that afternoon for lunch it was the same thing. The third time I walked by I turned and saw them all standing at the edge of the building staring at me and yelling and whistling at me. On my way home I took the long way around to avoid them and have done so almost every time I walk to or from work. When I don’t have the time to make the longer walk (it ends up just about doubling my commute) they do the same thing, all stoping to stare at me, whistle, and yell things that I can’t understand due to listening to music. The entire situation is affecting my day and my emotional well being and I am at the point of considering calling the building company to complain. This is not okay.

Published on August 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Walking to Class

Guy on street: hey cutie
Me: excuse me?
Guy: I said hey cutie
Me: you shouldn’t talk to people that way
Guy: I’ll talk to people however I want
Me: well you shouldn’t
Guy (now across the street): if you don’t like it, you don’t have to listen!

Published on August 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “This should not be happening to me or any other person”

I was walking back home from tutoring a kid across the street. This guy was sitting on the bus stop. As soon as he saw me, he started following me. I was so shocked because I never experienced this so I didn’t know what to do. He kept asking me to go with him and asking for my address. I didn’t tell him. He offered to pay if I go along. I said no and i started walking faster. He still followed. As soon as I approached my house I ran inside while panicking. I am only 14. This should not be happening to me or any other person. Ever since I was too scared to get out the house for even the corner store.

Published on August 31, 2016 at 10:30 am

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Nonverbal Harassment, Story

Man Secretly Taking Pictures of Me Without Consent

This creep was taking pictures of me as he walked behind me. Another man came up alongside and said loudly, “That guy is taking pictures of you.” I stopped, surprised and confused, and looked back to see a man of the following profile:

Smartly dressed, navy blue suit and tie
Balding-ish–had thinning hair

with his phone up, half “hidden” behind a newspaper. He dashed behind a coffee cart to “hide,” and as the second man was saying, “You can sue for that, you know,” Creep walked back the other way. I was too surprised by the encounter to react quickly and get his photo or otherwise publicly shame him, but just to say ladies, watch out and speak up when you see this disgusting carry on happening.

Published on August 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm

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