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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the twenty-third in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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The Movement

Taking Back Public Transit: Confronting Violence on Board


After tracking harassment, masturbation, and assault on the New York City transit system for over three years, we decided to take action. We recently co-founded New Yorkers for Safe Transit – the only coalition dedicated to eliminating sexual assault and hate violence—particularly gender- or discrimination-based— within NYC’s public transit system.

In response to an ongoing rash of sexual assaults and harassment occurring in the subways, New Yorkers for Safe Transit (NYFST) is hosting a forum for concerned community members and anti-violence activists to analyze the rampancy of gender-based violence in the New York City public transit system and discuss strategies to address this problem. Please join us:
DATE: Monday, June 8th, 2009
TIME: 7 PM – 9PM
LOCATION: Brecht Forum, 451 West St. (btwn. Bank & Bethune)

Emily May from HollabackNYC, Doyin Ola from RightRides, Veronica Tirado from Girls for Gender Equity, and Cate Contino from the Straphangers Campaign, are expected to speak on issues including budget cuts, organizing straphangers, addressing violence, and making change within our public transit system.

During the forum, participants will share with one another practical ways to avoid, deescalate and prevent violence and harassment on public transit.

Hope to see you there!

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the twenty-second in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the twenty-first in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the twentieth in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the nineteenth in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Verbal

Morning "Pussy Pussy Pussy!"

Nearly every Spring, Summer, and Fall morning (it hibernates in the Winter) for the last 3 years, this animal, that shares my block on 44th St in Astoria, Queens, greets me with his “Pussy Pussy Pussy!” call. My husband, who holds a boxing title, tells me he’ll take care of it, but I thought it would be more humane to simply display this vulgar creature to the general public. Hey, at least he greets with a smile!

Submitted by Devyn

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection

This is the eighteenth in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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Assault, NYPD FAIL, public masturbation

D Train Sick-O Masturbates on Top of Girl’s Arm


I’m writing to report an incident that happened to me on the subway today. At approximately 9:30am on the D train going between Atlantic-Pacific St. and Grand St. (right before the Manhattan Bridge), I awoke to the sight of a man masturbating on my arm.

I was napping with my iPod on, and I woke up because I felt something repeatedly hitting and rubbing up to my arm. When I looked down, I saw an uncircumcised penis being masturbated right on top of my arm. Luckily, he hadn’t finished yet. (Though the police mentioned that it would have been better to have DNA evidence. Ew.) I immediately screamed something like “OH MY GOD, GET OFF OF ME YOU SICK MOTHERFUCKER!”

At that point, the man mumbled something like “sorry” and walked quickly through the crowd to the other side of the train. I was stunned that no one tried to stop him, and even shifted to let him through. I screamed again “DID ANYONE SEE THAT? THAT ASSHOLE WAS MASTURBATING ON ME!”

No one did anything. No one saw his penis, because my arm was covering it.

So I took my camera-phone out and went after him. He had taken a seat more towards the front of the carriage and pretended to be asleep. I snapped these two pictures of him (attached). And then when I was done, I screamed again “I’VE GOT YOUR PICTURE NOW, YOU SICK FUCK. I’M GOING TO REPORT YOU TO THE POLICE!” Of course, this got the attention of everyone around us and everyone was staring at us except the pervert who was still pretending to be asleep. There was no way he didn’t hear me. So I went back to my seat.

Later I did report him to the police, and am still waiting to hear back.

Submitted by Alice

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Men Who Harass Me: One Woman’s Partial Collection


This is the seventeenth in the series.

Submitted by Sally N.

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