Month: September 2009

Wedding Planning

Standing on the corner of 3rd avenue and Pacific in Brooklyn, chatting excitedly about wedding planning with my bride-to-be friend Colleen, when a man walks past us slowly and whispers: “Cold. Bitch.” He sauntered on, we shuttered with a cold chill of fear. Submitted by Emily

Scared like a child who thinks about monsters.

One day as I walked a friend to the train station, I noticed a man in my periphery against a wall by the station, I walked her down and then noticed on my way up that the man against the wall was still there and now trying to get my attention. So oh course my … Continued

A Guy Who Gets It

Good story: so I was harassed today at least five or six times, all around the chelsea neighborhood. When I was about to get on the subway at 28th st, a sleazy guy went, “ooh, nice dress sexy.” A guy walking right behind me overheard and muttered “what an asshole.” After so much harassment it … Continued

Repeat Offender

As a high school student coming from suburbs riding to school into Manhattan fifteen years ago it was a shock to see a grotesque looking man performing this action [masturbating] “in front of me”. It was then again years later commuting to Manhattan to work and seeing another disgusting grin faced gray haired man coming … Continued

I wish I could carry around a sword.

I’m beginning to hate men, I am beginning to hate walking outside. I am turning into a racist. I’m becoming an asshole. I wish I could carry around a sword. Today on the F train towards Jamaica at about 8:00am, a man with reflective shades sat in front of me in a crowded train. It … Continued

Take a Street Harassment Survey!

Reposted from Stop Street Harassment: Dr. Kimberly Fairchild is one of the few academics studying street harassment. Check out her article from 2008, written with Laurie A. Rudman: “Everyday stranger harassment and women’s self-objectification” in Social Justice Research, 21(3), 338-357. Her article is based on research she conducted at Rutgers University about street harassment and … Continued

D Train Douchbag Strikes

I just got back home from work. While half way there on the D train to Brooklyn, I was watching a music video on my Ipod, I decided to look up to see what stop I’m at and saw a man sitting at the back end across from me, jerking off. He was staring at … Continued