I have a crude story of street harassment. It was in the market town of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. (In the south east of England.) This happened yesterday (22nd August, 2012), I had just left the cinema (movie theater) to pick up some tickets, it was afternoon. As I was getting ready to cross the … Continued
Hey Hollabackers — I’m at the National Sexual Assault Conference ! I got to meet Kelly Ziemann from Hollaback Des Moines and gave a presentation to the to 60+ professionals (some are pictured left) from around the country on how to infuse activism and the internet into their work. It was an honor, a blast, … Continued
Guy catcalled me, then told me to get in his car
A man pulled out his penis in front of me, and looked me straight in the eye, on the 1 train going downtown. I got up and moved. He got off at Penn Station.
I was with some friends walking along the street and this truck of guys slows down and they start whistling and making noises. This nice man came to our rescue and told them to ‘f’ off and they drove away but he got their license number and called the cops. [got_back]
A man who was older than me (almost 30), touched my behind in the street and went so quickly that I couldn’t tell something. Very mature. [got_back]
This afternoon in Istanbul while traveling on a very crowded subway with my husband (and trying to enjoy my honeymoon!), someone put their finger in my butt (over my skirt, thank goodness) and wiggled it around right before jumping off the train at their stop. Utterly disgusting and degrading.
Hey Hollabackers! Because of your ongoing support, we’ve had a rockin’ week! Here’s what’s new: Street harassment expert Vicky Simister joins our team for the month! The UK Anti Street Harassment Campaign was founded in 2010 by Vicky after she was harassed and subsequently assaulted on a North London street. When the police were called, … Continued
I am 38 and just realized I have experienced over two decades of street harassment.
I was at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn train stop waiting for the G to arrive, when one guy in front of me started staring fixedly at me and wouldn’t look away. I got angry and asked him, “Can I help you?” I refused to be intimidated by looking away. He kept staring at me and laughing with … Continued