BY RITA PASARELL Earlier this week, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) reported that a 20 year old woman was shot to death immediately after responding to a street harasser by whom she had been sexually assaulted. No one should have to ignore a sexual assault, and no one should walk in fear because … Continued
Man followed me for several blocks yelling “baby!” over and over again.
(You can see the full interview on NBC Bay Area) “Corey: Do you have an opinion on cat calling? Kamau: I certainly understand that women get cat called all over the world, even in San Francisco, but when we went to New York, I see it way more than I ever saw it in San Francisco. I … Continued
A street preacher started screaming at a passerby (a visibly queer man), saying that the passerby was a “pansy” and offended the eyes of the Lord. I stopped and questioned the street preacher, who said that the Lord “created everything.” I looked at him and said, “God sure didn’t make those shorts.” He was wearing … Continued
As I was walking home after a long day on campus a man laid down on the road to have a look up my dress, will never forget that day… I’m still angry today because he deserved nothing but a kick, I just stepped aside. This ill treatment of women in public spaces should stop. … Continued
(reprinted from New York City Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio’s website) Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the advocacy group Hollaback! today called on the State Legislature to pass a new law protecting straphangers from “subway grinders.” In a letter sent to Speaker Silver and Majority Leader Skelos, they criticized a recent court ruling that effectively … Continued
Okay so lets say my names lily and when this happened I was 12 ( it really was ) I was in the shop just beside the bus stop so I pick my item and get in line, there is a group of boys older than me in front of me and are messing around … Continued
I was walking home alone, when a random dude told me that my body was looking good. When I said nothing, he told me say thank you. I just said no. It was really a relatively minor offense, but the fact that he thought I owed him for this comment is so central to the … Continued
Today I was at a street festival on H Street in Washington, DC. As I was waiting for the bus to go home, I saw an elderly woman walk by, leaning on a cane for support. Suddenly, the guy who had been standing next to me walked up behind her and slapped her on the … Continued
I was taking a walk on my lunchbreak when a man in his mid to late 50s inched near me at a crosswalk (I am 25). He was well dressed in business clothes. He asked “would i be annoying if i introduced myself?” I stared at him in shock and he repeated it.