Category: demonstration

Maggie’s story: #bystanderfail

My sister and I were visiting our cousin and her boyfriend in D.C., and we were taking the metro back home around 10pm one evening. We are all in our mid- to late 20s. We had a fairly long ride so we were sitting and chatting, and the car was relatively quiet, with about 15 … Continued

Mira’s Story: Getting harassed starts at a young age

I’m seventeen years old, and these are the four times I’ve been harassed. #1 I was about eleven years old at the time, pre-puberty and I was wearing a top, a skirt and carrying a stuffed animal. My grandmother and me were on our way to our cottage with a car and we stopped at … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: Feeling less welcome

To set the tone of this conflict, please know that I am a women with short hair. I was wearing a simple t-shirt and lounge style shorts. I was walking late at night to do some laundry downtown in Reed City. As I was nearing the laundromat I noticed a group of men gathered outside … Continued

Nada’s Story: Creepy

My friends and I traveled down to Provi for some clubbing tonight. We found a paid parking lot just down the street. It was incredibly convenient, and we were able to run back for anything we needed. Around 12:30, decide it’s time for a cigarette break. Out of the four of us, only two smoke, … Continued

Lily’s Story: “This behaviour is unnacceptable”

Sitting towards the back of the bus, a young boy came on and sat in front of me. When the woman sitting across from me left, he moved to sit directly behind me, on the back seat. During the trip I felt extremely nervous and uncomfortable for reasons I could not quantify. I was too … Continued

Parisa’s Story: Several experiences

Oh, I wish it were just one address, one intersection, one story… I just have to say these are some NY experiences for me… WORDS: Countless catcalls. In addition to the usual “Hey, sexy.”, etc, a few examples are: “Smile! Why you looking so sad?” [apparently not smiling for no reason=sad]. This is remarkably common, … Continued