Category: Street harassment in the media

Minnie Mouse Gets Groped (Seriously)

It looks like even Minnie Mouse is not safe from street harassment. From today’s New York Times: “A 60-year-old man has been convicted of groping a woman in a Minnie Mouse costume at Walt Disney World. […] He was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor battery and sentenced to write the victim an apology, serve 180 days … Continued

Station Booths Close, Leaving Riders Unprotected

Today’s AMNY article highlights the MTA’ s station booth closures. HollabackNYC recently co-founded New Yorkers for Safe Transit with RightRides, Girls for Gender Equity, and NOW-NYC. New Yorkers for Safe Transit has protested these cuts alongside TBOU, a transit union. HollabackNYC’s Emily May is quoted in the article: “Without that worker, people are really defenseless,” … Continued

The police are asking for people’s help is identifying a man who assaulted a woman during yesterday morning’s subway rush hour. According to the NYPD, yesterday at 7:35 a.m., a 33-year-old woman “entered the Subway system at the Broadway Station [in Queens] in the confines of the 114 Pct and entered the ‘W’ train (Manhattan … Continued

Street Harassment that Ended in Murder

Our hearts go out to Ysemny Ramos’ family. Ysemny, a mother of three who was three months pregnant, was killed after ignoring two truck drivers who were harassing her. Ysemny’s story is a terrifying wake up call to women. Perhaps as a survival technique, we imagine that our street harassers are just wayward men. They … Continued