At around 6:30 in the evening I was walking back towards the train station with a friend, and two teenagers walked around the corner towards us, one boy and one girl. After we walk past them, the boy yelled out; “fucking slut” so loudly, at first we had no idea what or who he was yelling at until we turned around and I made eye contact with the boy who was grinning as he stared at me. He continued to yell obscenities and abuse at us in such a hateful and viscous manner, my friend and I were just stunned.
What disgusted me most about the situation was the girl he was with seemed to encourage him in his verbal abuse of us. And how we were crossing a popular bridge and no one stepped in to help, just ignored the situation entirely.
After stepping off the train, heading home I got on the bus to get to my house. An older man gets on the bus and as he passes me he stares me up and down so blatantly and purposefully, he slows down and almost stops as he stares at my body. Disgusted, I just stare at him with obvious disgust on my face.
About five minutes later he moves to get of the bus, passing me again he does the same exact thing. But this time he purposefully turns around and stares at me in the middle of the bus in front of everyone. I stare back at him in disgust throwing my hand up in the air, looking around at the other passengers on the bus. But as I make eye contact with them they turn their eyes and faces away.
He steps off the bus, not before giving another two girls near the front a good look over. and turns around and stares at me purposefully and makes these lurid hand gestures at me, and only me as the bus drives away.
I wish I had more of a witty and intelligent comeback to throw out at these harassers, but I always find myself holding myself back in fear of the repercussions. I have heard of plenty of girls being attacked for doing such a thing.
A journey home turns into a deeming and scary experience. How is this okay?
Was walking to the subway when a group of 20-something year old men were on the corner, probably waiting for a bus. One of them shouted “Hey cutie pie!” And made kissing noises. I stopped in front of the group and asked if he really thought it was ok say that to someone, and he said “Yes I do”. I informed him that it was not ok, and when trying to make my case he repeatedly said “ok cutie pie, ok cutie pie” repeatedly over me. I raised my voice and began yelling to make him try to listen, he kept repeating “ok cutie pie” and his friends began to walk away when they saw how angry I was getting, clearly embarrassed that I was causing a scene. I walked away and told them they needed to find new friends.
I was standing alone in the cue in front of Berghain. Behind me were two men who started to talk about how ugly and disgusting lesbians and especially trans guys are. How ridiculous it is to them that they bind their chest and that “women should look like “normal” women” and style themselves feminine. I`m a trans guy and it was quite obvious that they enjoyed talking like that behind me. I felt too tired, sad and exhausted to say something. After about 20 minutes of this kind of harrassment behind my back I decided to leave. I felt disappointed by myself, angry and sad that I wasn`t able to defend myself in that situation.
I was on the phone figuring out where my ride was going to pick me up and a man started following me and screaming at me to go away. I had been standing on the platform about 15 seconds. He claimed this (the train platform) was not my home and I needed to go back to where I came from. I pulled up my phone to take a picture of him and he tried to grab it from my hand. I said if he touched me again, I would hit him. He said he would beat me up. He said I would be arrested. I took his picture and went to the other side of the train platform, and waited for my ride elsewhere. I noticed while we drove away that he had left. He must have been afraid of me having his picture. This is the first time I have tried to stand up for myself. I am tired of being bullied.
I was walking my dog at 10pm at night in the rain. Man yells at us to get off his property and starts calling me a bitch. I said I was not in his property and it’s a public side walk. I kept walking and he came out and hollered at me more. Every other word out of his mouth was bitch. He stood in the sidewalk and put his hands on his hips. Older white male at least 60 years old. I said I was going to video tape if he kept it up but it was raining and I just wanted to get the hell away. He also asked where I live. Unfortunately I live very close and know I’ll see him again.
I walking home from work in the middle of the afternoon, and a man made a very obnoxious high pitched howl. Somehow, he thought screaming at a woman would make him feel more masculine. This must have been the seventh time I was street harassed. I live in a very liberal town that has shown support of women and many other minorities. However, street harassment is still a large problem in my town.
I was walking my grandma’s dog when a car full of guys pulled up. They started leering and hollering, making comments about my butt. I felt so angry and uncomfortable.
Like most women, I experience this on a regular basis, and I just got fed up. I just flipped them off and kept walking. That’s when they got really aggressive, and starred swearing at me, calling me a b**** and a slut. I ran all the way back home. I was sure they were going to get out of their car and attack me.
I was wearing a black tank top without a bra. I passed one man on the street and he said “you have beautiful nipples baby!” He continued furiously ogling me as I walked past. A woman next to him started laughing. I didn’t say anything.
I felt so disgusted I haven’t gone braless since. I think about his comment every day. I am so disgusted. I experience street harassment in this area everyday, but this comment made me hate myself.
Man in car said “damn white girl I want to get with that pussy”
I was walking down to the beach to meet my friends family. I wasn’t wearing anything revealing (long sleeve shirt and jean shorts). 2 men were smirking and said “hey gorgeous what are you doing tonight?” They were obviously drinking/drunk and looked as if they were in they’re twenties. IM 14. I didn’t respond I just kept waking which I now regret. I can’t stop thinking about it.