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scary, unsettling, upsetting, and demeaning

I stepped out of my office for a quick break just now and while I crossed the street in the crosswalk, a man running a light on a bike cut me off super super close, leaned in to my face and leered “maaaammiiiii” while making skeevy eye contact. It was startling and frustrating, especially because … Continued

1 Walk, 3 ‘Catcalls’

Decided to go on a nice walk from Ballard to REI in South Lake Union. Along the way, got catcalled, leered at, and “Heyy’ed” at at least 3 times. Figured I’d just bundle them all into one story..

angry, upset, frustrated

I was waling through Bristol Harbourside, England – popular part of the city, bars, restaurants, cafes, museums, etc.. – on my way to a meeting and a white woman shouted “oi you black cunt!” As she approached and then walked past me. I was actually stunned – to stunned to at first react. The moment … Continued

don’t you understand patriarchy?

I was waiting for the bus today when this guy pulled up his car and mumbled something I did not hear, but understood well, like probably any woman who walks on the street. I ignored him, so he said it louder. Suffice to say that it had to do with his cock, of which he … Continued

I DIDN’T WANT YOU ANYWAY YOU STUCK UP BITCH!

I never thought I’d experience this kind of harassment. I was walking on 34th and this guy riding his bike towards me stopped short right in front me. “Damn, you’re mad cute! You’re looking real good today!” I kept walking, hoping to pass him and he got on his bike, turned around and was riding … Continued

“Entertain Me”

On July 4 I stopped at this gas station to buy snacks. I was wearing shorts and a blouse and had my 6 year old daughter with me. The gas station attendant looked me up and down and said “Entertain me.” Everyone in line as well as my daughter could hear. It was creepy and … Continued

Harassment at Walmart Checkout

I use self check because I have PTSD. A group of 4 men stood in front of my register while I rang up my groceries (they were not in line or carrying any groceries) and made sexual comments about me to each other. When I didn’t look up they said to each other they guessed … Continued

They asked if I was OK. I said no

Turning into avenue orban walking to the swimming pool a man started gesturing to me. I kept walking headphones in. He caught up and got very close to me, telling me I was pretty. I kept walking but he followed, still trying to talk to me about the way I looked. He began getting annoyed … Continued