Month: July 2010

THIS WEEK IN STREET HARASSMENT…

Nothing ruins a bike ride on a gorgeous summer day like creeps making sexual comments from the sidewalk. Harriet Walker discusses harassment and biking in London, and wonders why biking seems to draw harassers like a magnet. Gawker posts their own hollaback, entitled “Have you seen this masturbating gentleman?” The amazing Holly Kearl has an … Continued

"You aren’t a normal girl"

I wasn’t sure if I should submit this story, because it involved me losing my temper which I don’t think was the most productive response, but… I live in Astoria, Queens. One morning I was heading to work, walking along 23rd Ave to the train. I was just about to put my headphones on to … Continued

EXPOSED on the 6 train

My friend and I were riding the 6 train downtown together. As we’re chatting, I feel something brush on my backside. I thought that someone was bumping into me cause the subway conductor was breaking every two seconds and people kept falling over and losing their balance. But, there was something about this that was … Continued

I sure did holler

This evening I was walking down Christopher St, which is ironically like the gayest street in NYC. I passed a group of young dudes and one whispered at me some shit like “Hey, you looking fine. Why don’t you say hi. I’d like to see that body.” I was so pissed, I turned around and … Continued

8501 Days of Sexual Harassment

“Hey, baby,” he said, as I rode my bike down an idyllic block in Brooklyn on a hot July day. Of course, I ignored him. I dare assume that most women have heard this or something similar as they attempted to go about the mundane. For me, this was the 5th “Hey,:: insert something I … Continued

HEAR this!

Institute of Audio Research – HEAR this loud and clear, Teach your students not to harass women…. Okay it has taken multiple harassers for me to post this. Everytime I pass the institute of audio research on university place in the village there are a bunch of males standing outside. I mistakenly took them for … Continued