Month: October 2010

Mr. Bike Man, who do you think you are?

I was on the train to 34th street and this man got on the train. He took up so much space with his bicycle and then continually asked every woman to sit down next him. Most women said no and ignored him. Some retaliated when he shouted out to them. One woman felt so pressured … Continued

Mr. Obnoxious gets outwitted

This happened to me before I’d ever heard of this site. I was in a clothing store, and this guy decided to be particularly obnoxious, coming on to me hard. “Hey shawty, what’s your number?” I said, “Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to talk to strangers? I’m as strange as they come in … Continued

A new town makes the sting of harassment feel new

Yesterday I was walking to the post office, feeling strong and standing up straight, happy to be feeling confident and grounded in my body. I recently moved with my partner to Philadelphia from our home in the Bay area Ca, and am still adjusting to a new city, but yesterday for the first time, I … Continued

Inspired by Ines Sainz, she confronts her harasser

I was influenced by the plight faced by poor Ines Sainz, the reporter who confronted the New York Jets about sexual harassment, to post this. This is for you… As you’re going to see here, this guy leered at me and, when I approached and confronted him about it, he got pissed and called me … Continued

Hollaback!: Feminist Responses to Street Harassment panel at Barnard!

Please join us as we talk about the revolution at Barnard on Monday, October 25th at 6:30pm! Speakers include: Emily May from Hollaback!, Shannon Lynberg and Chai Shenoy from HollabackDC, and Oraia Reid from RightRides. Here’s the description: Street harassment, or sexual harassment in public spaces, is an issue with which just about every woman … Continued

Dude. Not cool. (It works!)

Since I moved to New York City from the Midwest four months ago, I’ve been harassed almost every day. I always just try to ignore it. Tonight, I was walking down Seventh Avenue to meet my parents and boyfriend for dinner, when an older guy yelled, “Hey gorgeous, anyone ever tell you you’re beautiful?” As … Continued

“Smile!”

“Hello.. beautiful, gorgeous..” This guy tried to bother me & my friend and a young woman 15 ft. behind us. I turned around, “Smile!” He said if we waited he’ll take off his shirt.