Category: Story

Laura’s Story: Man actually stops telling woman to smile!

Walking down the sidewalk, I passed a guy who was panhandling. He said, ‘Why don’t you put a smile on that pretty face?’ I turned to him and said, ‘I don’t like it when men tell me to smile.’ He backtracked, saying, ‘I wasn’t telling you, I was just suggesting!’ We went back and forth … Continued

Laura’s Story: “Don’t call me baby.”

There was a group of kids hanging out after dark in front of the grocery store. As a woman came out of the store, one of them took a few steps towards her and asked, ‘Hey baby, do you want to come home with me?’ She didn’t say anything, but I saw her grimace as … Continued

Laura’s Story: Minivan Creep

I was walking on Landover Road when a man in a white minivan pulled up behind me and honked. After he saw that I had seen him, he pulled off the road, into the nearby shopping center, to pull up alongside me. He yelled, “Where are you going?” I yelled back, “Nowhere you’re interested in,” … Continued

Tiffany’s Story: “It’s not a compliment.”

On my way to work, I experienced street harassment as I do almost every morning. He walked up just behind me and said “I like that. You look good. Yeah, you look real good”. I said “I don’t like that”. He flew into a hot rage and said “I don’t care if you don’t like … Continued

Aslone’s Story: Follow up

This is a follow up story to the one I posted a few days ago. So, I’m at a friends house trying to get some comfort from a bad breakup and my friends male roomate is taking every opportunity to show off his penis to me without my consent or desire to see it. He had … Continued

Amanda’s Story: I’m not a zoo animal

Last night I went to use the bathroom in a pharmacy across from the train station quickly before the next train came to go home. I was already anxious being a young vulnerable girl taking the train home alone at 11:40pm, so my mind slipped and I had left my keys in the bathroom due … Continued

Stephanie’s Story: Make a point

I work at a building community next to a large produce market from the port. To get coffee or lunch, I often have to walk through the market while produce is being loaded, unloaded, and purchased. Nearly every time I walk through this area, I am harassed by whistles, catcalls, winks, and sometimes followed to … Continued

Amira’s Story: Not your “baby”

A few weeks ago, I was walking home from picking up groceries and by the time I neared my apartment building, my fingers were red from the cold and aching from carrying my heavy groceries 7 blocks. I grew impatient when a group of two men (construction workers) were walking rather slow in front of … Continued

Grace’s Story: “I didn’t want that kind of attention”

I used to ride my bike almost every day, and almost every day, men would express themselves towards me as I rode. They’d shout at me from their car windows as they drove by, often incoherently, but sometimes I’d catch the word, “sexy,” or “baby.” Sometimes they’d honk their horns (not a euphemism) as well, … Continued