Category: Verbal

Leah’s Story: “I am really glad my dog was with me”

I grew up in a small town and hadn’t experienced any street harassment there until today. I am visiting my parents for a couple weeks before heading back to university. I was walking my dog this morning and as we were finishing our walk a car with two guys stopped by us and they asked … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: In store harassment

When walking into a store in Sacramento, a worker approached me and told me that I “better not steal anything”. I am Hispanic so I found it incredibly rude & irrational as I was only looking at some makeup, and did no such thing to provoke her comments. [got_back]

Val’s Story: Non stop creepers

I was walking home from work when a group of college-aged guys drove by. One of them yelled “Pussy!” out of the car window. Then just a minute later, I walked past an older man getting something out of the trunk of his car and he looked me up and down and said “Heeeeeeeeeeeey.” [got_back]

Christena’s Story: “‘Highlights’ of my day”

Here are the “highlights” of my day yesterday: I had three men catcall at me (“Hey baby,” “Hey little lady,” “hey pretty girl”). I had two men I don’t know at all wave at me accompanied with a smug face. I also heard a whistle. I heard some mansplaining at work also (“Why don’t you … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Smile requesting harassers

On a sunny Thursday morning at 10am, I was walking my bike to the bike shop. A guy walking toward me stepped to the side to, I believe, let me pass but instead he stared at me and said, “Smile. Smile!” I said, “don’t tell me what to do, asshole.” So he stood there screaming, … Continued