Month: March 2011

Why Didn’t They Help Me?

I was walking out of work one night. It was around 9 pm on a Sunday. As I started down the street towards the subway, I saw a group of guys come out of a club next the my work’s building. I didn’t really think much of it, because it is New York City. When … Continued

Stalker In Trinidad

I was followed for about 30 minutes by a man while walking alone midday in downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad. At first, I thought I was being paranoid, but as he recognized that his following me was making me nervous, I could see he was enjoying scaring me and he made more of a show … Continued

I’m Not Here To Be Groped

I was visiting Valencia in Spain for the festival Las Fallas. Like with the reporter in Egypt, the streets were completely packed with people. Everyone was squeezed together, and as I was squeezing through, numerous men groped me, one even getting his hand almost all the way down my pants. Submitted by Deanna

Who Let The Dogs Out?

I was walking into Gold’s Gym, when a car full of men barked at me. Submitted by Deanna.

“What Does One Do If Harassed By A Friend?”

What do you do when a friend harasses you? I have faced a great deal of harassment – verbal and physical – from strangers, while walking down the street, traveling in buses and trains, at college and at work, in Mumbai and Bangalore. When a stranger is involved, it is easy to fight back; and … Continued

It’s The Same In Every Country

After traveling extensively, a year ago I decided to set up and stay put here for awhile. Every time I leave the house either going to work at 8am, going to the gym, out for an occasion without fail a man or a group, will say or do something in a derogatory and sexist way … Continued

Foreign Country, Bathroom Assault

This happened in 2000, I was waiting for the mid-night train to Amsterdam in the Berlin U-bahnhof McDonald’s. This McDonald’s had two floors, the first floor was the kitchen, the second floor had bathrooms. In Europe, McDonald’s and Burger King have free bathrooms, so I took advantage of this by sitting next to them. While … Continued

All I Wanted Was My Car Repaired, Creep

So my sister has a guy from the windscreen repair company come over to her house this week to replace her car windscreen.  Matt seemed ok and installs the thing, comments how nice and quiet it is around her house makes small talk including telling her he has an 11 month old baby and tells … Continued

All Harassers Are Cowards

Walking with my younger sister when a man screamed out his window “Suck My Dick.”  It was dark or we would have gotten his plate number. Submitted by Leila.