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Natasha’s Story: “This is not the first time this has happened to me”

This is not the first time this has happened to me in New York City. Actually the 4th. I grew up here. And am aware of my surroundings. This morning a young guy – looked relatively normal – was looking at me from the platform. I was sitting inside the R train. One other man was in my train car but seated in the opposite direction.

The young guy exposed himself and was masturbating towards me. I didn’t know how to react. Normally I would say something but I realized I then didn’t trust the other male in the train car with me. My instinct was to look down. I cried realizing it ruined my judgement of the other male who could have been a nice person.

As an after thought I should have maybe taken a photo to report him. Wish I could do something more.

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Published on September 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassment at the mall

Guy working at a cell phone booth near the mall food court called “hi sweetie” as I passed. I’d never seen his face before. I told him not to call me that and not to give nicknames to strangers because they don’t like that. He didn’t take me seriously, but he got told.

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Published on September 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Path-blocker

Dude standing right in the middle of my path on the sidewalk, rubbing himself quite visibly and leering at me. When I asked him what was wrong with him, he asked me if I wanted to do it.

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Published on September 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Men racing by

I was walking along a park path around my neighborhood this afternoon having a conversation with a friend on the phone about birth control and reproductive health.
Two young, professional-looking men on expensive racing bicycles wearing expensive gear slow behind me, listening in. One of them shouts “big black dick!” to me and they rode away, surprising me of their presence, giving me no time to respond. Proof that racist misogyny knows no income bracket.

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Published on September 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “It all happened so fast”

I was walking up the hill on my way home and had a bunch of guys hanging out of their car yelling ‘hey sexy’ and other things. One of them tried to slap my ass from the window and the car got very close to me! I was unable to say anything or so anything because it happened so fast!

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Published on September 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

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