Category: Assault

Rachel’s Story: “I was livid”

Two friends and I were walking in town at around midnight going to a bar when two older men started speaking loudly about us. They were walking towards us saying “which one do you think is the hottest?” ect.. One of my friends said excuse me and I don’t remember what exactly was said but … Continued

Jo Anne’s Story: “The Injustice. The Shame. The Embarrassment. The Rage.”

http://viralwomen.com/post/this_girl_was_assaulted_at_school The above link is not my story, but the story of another woman…similar to stories everywhere, including my own. The injustice. The shame. The embarrassment. The rage. I was cursed with beauty and in my youth and had dozens of my own experiences: sexual harassment and assault, cat calls, blatant staring at my breasts … Continued

Lex’s Story: Harassed and Laughed At

I was walking home from work at around 5:45pm today. It was a beautiful day. I was on a normally busy public street near George Washington University. However, at that particular moment, there was a brief lull in foot traffic. A teenager, no older than 13 or 14, was walking towards me. Three other teenagers … Continued

Isis’ Story: Fighting off an Attacker

As an American woman in Turkey, I anticipated harassment and notions of “inequality” but I never expected to be physically assaulted on the street. I was walking from work to a nearby shopping center in the early evening when a man passed me then turned around and followed me. He caught up with me and … Continued