Month: September 2011

Heather’s Story: Harassed online

I have been a member of the CouchSurfing community for more than five years. In that time I’ve gotten a few messages that could be considered slightly suggestive. Yesterday I received a completely revolting message from a might-as-well-be anonymous CSer who is clearly there to abuse the system as he has no friends, no recommendations … Continued

Laura’s Story: Not an invitation

My self being a New York native was walking through times square on my way to do some volunteer work. It was an extremely hot summer day so I dressed accordingly to the climate. When I was walking through Times Square this man came up to me and said “Hello I am visiting New York … Continued

Anne Marie’s Story: Taking the power back

I was walking my dog at 7am.  This man stuck his head out the window and made kissy noises as he drove past. He got stuck at a stoplight and I walked back to take his pic.  He looked a little confused, and I yelled “you’re going on the internet creep!”  I walked my dog … Continued

Veronica’s Story: “Disgusting”

After a great night of talking about women’s issues, street harassment and how important and empowering this work is with one of our international site leaders. I was feeling so inspired and happy. Then, just as I got off the bus at my stop, a guy in a parked car flashed his lights at me.  … Continued