Story, Verbal

Werda’s Story: Three Incidents Around Same Subway Station

All these incidents happened within a week and around the same subway station since its near my home:

1. I am not from New York or USA. I feel cold even when the locals do not. I was wearing a jacket and had the hood up and I passed by a bar. Two men were hanging outside it. One of them said, “Aww come on, it isn’t that cold. Want me to warm you up?”.

2. I was waiting to cross the street and someone cut the signal and crossed the street. He then turned around and was encouraging his friend to cross as well when he saw me. He kept staring at me till the light changed and I crossed. As I passed by him, he commented to his friend “She is gorgeous, isn’t she?” and his friend made an appreciative noise. I thought that was it but as I kept walking a sharp, loud whistle followed.

3. Two men were standing a couple of steps away from each other. I passed the first one by. He was like “hey baby, hey, you look fine. Mm-mmm.” As I was passing the next one, he was like “Is this man bothering you? If he is let me know. I will set him straight.” When they were behind me, the second one was like “at least I got a smile from her”. I didn’t smile at all.

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Story, Verbal

Allison’s Story: In a Taxi

My cab driver was taking me to a dance studio and started to tell me about how much he liked my figure…I felt trapped.

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Nonverbal Harassment, Story, Verbal

Whitney Gahbasin’s Story: Harassed from a Car

So I was on the phone to one of my girlfriends when two guys in a Toyota corolla came up to me and asked me how I had phone signal in this area. To this i replied that my network was good and, as i was saying that they slowly started driving their car onto the pavement blocking my path. I then considered crossing the road but i was fearful of what would happen. Also it was my right of way therefore I kindly asked them to move. At this point the other man in the vehicle who had GREEN eyes started randomly saying “I think you would get better signal in my car as I have the best antenna in the world” at this point he start undoing his pants and took his …. out. I then looked at the driver and asked him to please control his friend and decided to walk away, although this did not deter the other man in the car. I gave him a middle finger and he started saying “hey you, dont call me middle finger” he seemed to have a non-native accent, one that seemed to be arabic. Then he started swearing at the driver saying “gawad back me up” Finally I said I would call the police but then he said “dont bump me again” after that he got back in the car and drove off.

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Story, Verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: can’t even give it a title…

I was at work and was heading to clock out for the night. A man from a different department ask me why I was “dragging”. I replied with “ay it’s been a long day I’m tired. He replied “oh you just need some good dick in your life and pointed to his “zone”. Not even 20 mins before this happened a different male coworker had came up to me and said “I know you got a man but I want to suck your titties. I gave him a funny look and he said “ohhh is that the face you make when you ride?”
Ummm time to go! I wrapped everything up and headed to the clock…
Before I could clear my head from the 1st conversation,the 2nd had already happened…

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racial discrimination, Verbal

Shayan Mortazavi’ Story: 2 racist assholes

Earlier this morning I saw a group of 4 Jewish guys walking down the street with their Kippahs on being harassed by 2 racist assholes. They even flipped up the Nazi hand symbol and shouted “Death to Israel”. One of them then said “Where’s Hitler when you need him?” Fucking assholes. I told the harasses to fuck off and asked the Jewish guys if they were ok. It felt good to help but I was honestly shaking after that.

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homophobic, Story, Verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: I bought pepper spray after that

Came across a really drunk college kid one night when heading back to my dorm with my girlfriend. He asked us where Butterfield was and we told him we’d show him where. Then he must’ve noticed something about us and started asking, “Are you lesbians?” And we said, “Yes, this is my girlfriend.” He then proceed to say vulgar things and try to follow us back to our dorm. I bought pepper spray after that.

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Story, Verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Followed, harassed and threatened

I was followed, verbal harrased, and then possibly threatened (his words were hard to understand) when I asked the man to leave me alone.

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Story, transphobic, Verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: I don’t like trannies

The exact words uttered by a woman trying to pick me up at the club

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HOLLA ON THE GO: 99 Problems

Walking out of CVS a homeless man was yelling at another woman about my age walking towards me “you want black or white?” His friend (who I’m assuming was a different race, I at no point looked at these men) added “or you can have both, like a chocolate chip cookie.” She didn’t acknowledge them and neither did I. As I passed in front of them the first man said “hey pretty lady.” When I also didn’t respond he said “I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one” and proceeded to scream “BITCH!” at me until I walked out of earshot. Probably one of the more aggressive street harassers I’ve ever encountered.

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Story, Verbal

Ruby’s Story: Harassed at the Bus Stop

I’m 17 and I had to get the bus home after school on Friday, which I don’t normally do as my mum will pick me up, but this particular day she had to work late. The bus stop is a five minute walk from my school and is located on a busy main road, however at this time there was no one else at the bus stop, so I was alone. The bus should have been due in 5 minutes, so I was just on my phone passing the time. I hear this loud car approaching and naturally look up. I see a white modified car, (the ones stereotypically driven by teenage boys who have just got their licence and think they’re impressing everyone) his window was open and his music was filling the whole street. He was about 18 and had that typical “fuck boy” look about him. As he drove past he stared at me (obviously to see whether I was impressed or not), I was thinking to my self what a dickhead. As soon as he had driven past me, I noticed he sharply pulled into a street about 50 metres up from me on the opposite side of the road, he had no indicator on and there were cars behind him, it was as if it was a last minute decision and he turned and came back down this time driving on the same side as me. I started to feel slightly uncomfortable at this point and as he approached the bus stop he slowed down in front of me, rolled down his window and stared at me again this time smirking, He then called me over to his car, I was wary and moved about 3 inches closer, he then proceeds to say to me “do you need a lift babe?” I say to him, politely , as I don’t want to piss him off, “no its fine, the bus is due now” , he replies with “no, why wait on the bus when I can’t give you a lift, seriously get in sweetheart”. I tell him again that it is fine, with a more assertive tone, and move back to where I was originally standing. He then says “seriously its no problem, just get in, please, the bus might be late, come on”. At this point I was starting to get annoyed at his persistence and end up saying angrily “I said no the first time, I don’t want a lift, please leave me alone”. This clearly annoys him as he goes on to shout “fine then you fucking bitch, I only stopped because you were hot, you should be fucking grateful”. I tell him to fuck off and expect him to drive off in a huff, but instead he stays on and changes his tone of voice and pleads “look please let me give you a lift, you’ll regret it if you don’t, I’ll show you a good time”. I’m still unsure of what exactly he meant by “show you a good time” but I ignored him and started praying for the bus to arrive. In one final attempt, even after calling me a “fucking bitch” he goes “can I at least have your number then?” and at exactly the right moment the bus arrives and he has to move off. I felt very violated and powerless in this situation, as no matter how many times I said “no” he still persisted and hurled abuse at me because I stood my ground. I’m now frightened to stand at that stretch of road , in case he passes me again and the same thing happens.

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