Category: Verbal

“Cat called… every night”

Cat called every night when I walk my dog half a block to the park. Makes me feel annoyed, embarrassed, sad, tired, afraid, and confused.

Harassed On-Campus

Almost every time I walk from my on-campus apartment (Campus Town East) to Cudahy Hall, a few blocks away, I get verbally harassed. Usually it’s because I made the mistake of politely smiling at someone. Now I try to avoid any contact with people when I’m on the street. I feel less and less comfortable … Continued

“I was catcalled, sexualized and humiliated several times”

I normally don’t wear crop tops but today I felt a bit confident and in less than an hour I was catcalled, sexualized and humiliated several times. My self esteem dropped every time. I began feeling more and more self conscious. Naturally, I called my friend so I wouldn’t get noticed as much but that … Continued

I regret being so polite

I was walking home from the subway and a man was walking toward me, carrying two duffle bags, one on each shoulder. We were walking straight towards each other. I moved a little to my right to get out of his way but he didn’t move at all and one of his bags hit me … Continued

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

Public Harassment & Failed Bystander Intervention

At the Yellowstone Art Museum. A guy about 5’11” with collar length hair, skull on his black tshirt, heavier build and a skinny guy with red hair and beard in a white tank top and their other male friend chased me into the parking lot yelling that they wanted to “fuck my pussy until it … Continued

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