Category: Assault

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

Jenea’s Story: Driving school

When i was 17 i took driving lessons and my instructor tried to grope me every single day. He used to take me to dark lanes to teach driving. Initially i thought ‘its just in my head,’ but as the days passed by he started to be very obvious making me uncomfortable. One day when … Continued

Isabella’s Story: I Am A PERSON

I am 15 years old, and I have dealt with sexual harassment from age 11 up until now. I now see men as animals, instead of human beings.. but worse I now see myself, as just a piece of meat. This still happens, but in 8th grade I decided I wasn’t going to stand for … Continued