Category: demonstration

Megan’s Story: “It happens all the time”

I wrote this for a class, as a way to make visible the daily harassment that goes on at my school. These are accounts of my experiences, written in the second person. Men Who Whistle and Howl Like Dogs The Men Who Dwell In Dark Basements: While at a house party with your friends, you … Continued

UMD Student’s Story: Gross

It was evening, around 10pm, and I had ridden my bike to the shopping center to pick up food. I was wheeling out of the parking lot with a full backpack when some older, intimidating-looking men getting into a truck looked me up and down with a sneer. One said, “I’d like to lick that … Continued

Miriam’s story: #bystanderFAIL

I was walking south on 7th Ave on my lunch break. As I crossed 27th, a man on a bicycle passed behind me and said “big ass!” I turned around and when I made eye contact with him he winked. I flipped him off. He continued east on 27th (or so I thought) and I … Continued

Ef’s Story: They need to learn why harassment is wrong

The music block at our school is shared with the neighbouring boys’ school, and the boys’ field is between the girl’s school and the music block. So I was walking back from the music block at break when a nasty little boy from… well I don’t know what year but can’t have been any older … Continued

Brittany’s Story: “Listen to your gut”

As a young female college student, I had always been told not to walk home alone or take the “short cut” if it was unsafe. But I’d taken the short way home plenty of times in this city to get home from the library, especially in the dark, and have had no problems. On the … Continued

Nicholle’s Story: “Are you kidding me?”

I was 20 years old at the time and had the day off of work and decided to spend a few hours at the public library. I was looking through a book about water color technique when I started hear a strange repetitive sound. I looked around and couldn’t find the source of noise. I … Continued

Brynn’s Story: “Starting today, I holla back”

All my life I have been in the public school system in my town. There have been many rewarding aspects, but I have had many instances of harassment as well. When I was in seventh grade, I wore a tennis skirt to P.E. I was standing in a circle of friends when I felt what … Continued

Jesse’s Story: Assaulted twice on the same street

I am a student in Bristol and In the last year I have been assaulted twice on the same street in the town centre and both assaults were similar. Both assaults happened between midnight and 2.00am but the street is well lit and there are usually lots of people about as there are several venues … Continued