Category: demonstration

Ashley’s Story: “That’s when I started crying”

I live in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, a city I love. The people here are incredibly helpful, hospitable and kind, especially to foreigners like me. I’m very independent, and have always felt safe here. But earlier this week I saw a woman nearly have her purse stolen. The would-be mugger jumped into a taxi … Continued

Lucy’s Story: Disgusting

I was waiting at a local bus stop close to my apartment building, around 9pm, when this guy who was up the block a bit saw me and followed me to the bus stop. He asked for the time, and I thought he would be on his way, but then he stood very close to … Continued

Rara’s Story: So Ridiculous

I was on my way home at 9AM in the morning. I was at the Roosevelt Ave stop. I went inside the R train and sat at the far end of the car. A few seconds later this 50something guy sat across from me. The train car was moderately filled so I didn’t think anything … Continued

Astrid’s Story: Panicked

My parents have a house in Spain where we go almost every vacation on holiday. So 2 or 3 years ago, we were in Spain in the summer. Our house is in a little village, but you can cycle very easily to the nearby city Cambrils. We never go alone (my sister and I), because … Continued

B&K’s Story: Honked at, stared at

While walking to get dinner we were honked at three times and cars slowed down to look at us. It was freezing cold out and we were covered up completely…not that that would have been a reason for their behavior. While at dinner a man was staring and made us feel uncomfortable.

Kathleen’s Story: Afraid to jog alone

I’ve been followed home from stores on numerous occasions, verbally attacked in parking lots and it wasn’t until my husband witnessed me being screamed at in a gas station that I felt confirmation I wasn’t in the wrong; but still helpless. What bothers me the most are humiliating cat calls. I’m a jogger. I jog … Continued

Alecia’s Story: “Too many reasons not to smile”

Narrowed eyes? Check. Furrowed brow? Check. Tightly closed mouth? Purposeful, measured steps? Check, check. Head up, shoulders square, and back straight? Check check check. I am now ready to walk down the street, ride my bike, or catch the bus… and I look mean. This is no accident. After years of living in my female … Continued