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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

Harassment from Male Colleagues

I am 60 years old. Working in New York city’s garment center for 20 years should have gotten me used to being sexually harassed,right? My boss greeted me with “get on your knees, and get under my desk…open wide for chunky!!!!” Every morning.Fun.The head salesman spent his time trying to get me in a corner,or … Continued