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PUBLIC HARASSMENT: LAST WEEK, ON MY WAY…

Last week, on my way to a StopAsianHate rally, I was fearful I would become a statistic. On the subway, this guy and I were going for the same seat when we entered the train. I was quicker and sat down before him. Honestly I didn’t know where he came from as I didn’t see … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: AT A HIGH SCHOOL DANCE…

At a high school dance, my purse was taken, put in a toilet in the men’s room, and peed on. I faced public humiliation as well as property damage. But the worst part was the feeling of violation. I didn’t feel safe in my school community anymore. My peers did nothing. The school administration did … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS WAITING FOR A CITY…

I was waiting for a city bus in downtown Portland, OR and a white, youngish male started to harass an older Black female rider who was sitting waiting for a bus. He called her the ‘n’ word and used menacing body language near her. From a short distance I shouted out that his behavior was … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: THE DAY AFTER I RECEIVED…

The day after I received my Hollaback! training, I went to a Target for the first time in over a year. I had just passed the two-week mark after my second vaccine, and I was excited to be out in the world again. I had some bags to recycle, and while I was doing that, … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I AM ORIGINALLY FROM…

I am originally from Germany and I have been working at a gym for many years. At some point, a member walked up to me because he needed something, and he made made the comment: “oh, I know a German, she was a whore.” Since I was staff member there was not much for me … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: AN EDERLY MAN…

An elderly man of Caucasian descent spoke haughtily and annoyingly at two Latin American vegetable stockers in an upmarket grocery chain. They were happily in conversation with each other in their own language…Spanish. The Caucasian man told them “stop speaking Mexican. You work here in the US, speak English.” I went to this man and … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: LAST SUMMER (2020)…

Last summer (2020), my neighbor was having gutters installed on her house. As my partner and I had been discussing doing the same for a long time, we engaged in a conversation with the guy in charge. He came over to our drive way so we could chat about pricing, etc., and we also checked … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS WITH THREE FRIENDS…

I was with three friends, we had just finished dinner and were walking home. Then, three men stare at us and one asks us what the four of us are doing alone at night so sexy. I show him my finger without looking at him or stopping and he says something sexual. It makes me … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I’M AN ASIAN AMERICAN…

I’m an Asian American woman who grew up in the USA and was harassed. As I was walking, a guy comes near me and yells “KONICHIWAAA!” in a mocking, threatening tone. He was several feet away but was inching towards me. I felt threatened and stepped back – no one was around since it was … Continued

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: 5 YEARS AGO…

5 years ago I went out to a dance club for my friend’s birthday party. This is not my usual scene but I wanted to be a good sport for my friend and do something different. I didn’t know anyone there besides the group I came with. We were hanging out at the bar and … Continued