Year: 2011

Amy’s Story: Harassed at eight years old

After reading all of the stories here and realizing that this happens to other people, every day, I decided I might as well write down my own first experience. About nine years ago I went on a trip out with my family to Ribchester – it was all good, we went to the museum etc … Continued

Sarah’s Story: “How else should I walk?”

A lot of folks in this town walk places – it’s a college town, we have roads, we walk. Usually I park where I work and walk down to class – I’ve been doing this for two years, no problem. Lately however I’ve been having work done on my car at a place farther up … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: Don’t tell me to smile

A man with a clipboard was blocking women on the sidewalk and demanding that they smile on the sidewalk near the w 4th st station. When I told him to stop harassing women, he started ranting at me. I went into CVS and while I was in there, he came in and tried to scam … Continued

SAFE STREETS AZ: Creating a Community Against LGBTQ Street Harassment

BY STEPHANIE E. ARENDT Senior Prevention Educator Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault   In just the past two years, the level of awareness and support available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified youth experiencing bullying and harassment in schools has grown astronomically. There are almost no safeguards, however, for the kinds of harassment … Continued