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Abby’s Story: Forced to move

My friend and I were going out downtown.  While trying to park our car at a garage, two men pulled up next to us and were making obscene sexual gestures toward us.  They pulled into the garage behind us so we decided to go to another garage.

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Anonymous’s Story: “Thankfully they didn’t pursue.”

Followed by three young men on a dark street in Chicago, they taunted me: “Hey, stop.  Don’t you have anything for us?”  They snickered and I picked up the pace and they yelled catcalls, but thankfully didn’t pursue.

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Anonymous’s Story: Concert

Feeling uncomfortable at a concert with flashing and groping.

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Anonymous’s Story: “Alone”

As a graduate student, I was walking into the post office on campus when a man ran across the street and followed me in to tell me I had a “great ass.”  I felt threatened, objectified, unsafe, and alone.

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Anonymous’s Story: “Nauseous”

8:30am.  Walking down a wide tree lined street in a suburban neighborhood passing large but cozy houses.  Sort of McMansion Jr’s.  A boy, maybe 16 or 17 years old, walks towards me on this otherwise vacant street.  We lock a gaze and as I look into his greyish blue eyes, I feel an odd cold tingling of “off-ness” in his stare.  I look away and as he passes me he grabs my shoulders so I stop.  He then squeezes my breasts hard in his hands, and lets go and runs fast away from me.  I remain stunned.  Heart racing.  Nauseous.

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Anonymous’s Story: Rude

I was walking back from the dining hall on my campus with a friend.  There is a place called “the hangout tree”–benches where a lot of male college students sit and gaze at the women that pass–so I walked by with my usual “ignore all around me” attitude.  Nevertheless, not today.  One guy said, “hey sexy baby, can I holler?”  There were five other men jeering at his friend who talked to me.  I passed by ignoring him and he shouted, “You are an ugly bitch anyway.”  I felt so annoyed and pissed off I couldn’t say anything about how f**cking rude he was.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: new submission from app

I was raped and sexually abused a long time ago by a babysitter and family friend.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: new submission from app

I have been told that because I am a woman that my job is in the kitchen making meals. Ive been told that I’m a good for nothing babymaker and that I have to submit to the men in my lives. I was told that all I am good for is sex and that i need to use my body to please men.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: new submission from app

I saw a woman at work be screamed at by a customer. This man singled out my friend because she is a woman and he cussed her out.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: new submission from app

As a female firefighter I was sexually harassed and it went further than harassment by the men I worked with. I also remember being catcalled on the street when I was a kid and it would make me uncomfortable. I want to feel comfortable walking down the street and at work.

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