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Attempted Rape In My Own Home

I moved from Maryland to Niagara Falls when I retired in 2012. The house is wonderfully secure, and I look forward to being here the rest of my life. One of the 10 windows in my house was open a bit to air out the guest room, and I had not engaged the little prongs on … Continued

Harassed At Work: Coworker Asked If I Was Wearing A Bra

I have two stories that stand out for me while I worked at Mercury Marine as a mechanical designer. Five women worked in the building with about 150 guys. All the other women worked there as secretaries. One guy called me over to a spot where he was standing with a group of guys I did … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Man Whispered Gross Comments Under His Breath

A man made me feel sick by calling out friendly comments and then whispering gross, disturbing ones under his breath. I turned around and swore angrily (gut reaction, for better or worse) only to have him repeat this each time I walked away. It ruined my walk home and left me with a little less … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Restaurant Visit Ruined

Me and 11 girls from my class were on a weekend in London from Sweden. We went to the restaurant Chiquito to eat, however, in the middle of dinner, a complete strangers approached our table and started to make really offensive comments about the fact that 8/12 of us were blondes and Swedish. We tried … Continued

We Know It’s Been a Tough Week. We’re Listening.

Dear Hollaback! community, This has been a hard week for us, and we wanted to reach out because we imagine it’s been a hard week for you too. If you’re not caught up on the news, here’s a quick rundown: Donald Trump is minimizing the violent and degrading words recorded in 2005 as mere posturing … Continued

Fun Beach Week Impeded by Harassment

Beach week: a week for post-graduate, high-school seniors to go to their beach of choice for a week during the summer for their last “hurrah” before reality strikes and everyone has to start college. I was in a house with five other girls; all six of us were eighteen, best friends, and couldn’t wait to … Continued