Category: Verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Man Whispered Gross Comments Under His Breath

A man made me feel sick by calling out friendly comments and then whispering gross, disturbing ones under his breath. I turned around and swore angrily (gut reaction, for better or worse) only to have him repeat this each time I walked away. It ruined my walk home and left me with a little less … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Restaurant Visit Ruined

Me and 11 girls from my class were on a weekend in London from Sweden. We went to the restaurant Chiquito to eat, however, in the middle of dinner, a complete strangers approached our table and started to make really offensive comments about the fact that 8/12 of us were blondes and Swedish. We tried … Continued

Fun Beach Week Impeded by Harassment

Beach week: a week for post-graduate, high-school seniors to go to their beach of choice for a week during the summer for their last “hurrah” before reality strikes and everyone has to start college. I was in a house with five other girls; all six of us were eighteen, best friends, and couldn’t wait to … Continued

Harassment from Male Colleagues

I am 60 years old. Working in New York city’s garment center for 20 years should have gotten me used to being sexually harassed,right? My boss greeted me with “get on your knees, and get under my desk…open wide for chunky!!!!” Every morning.Fun.The head salesman spent his time trying to get me in a corner,or … Continued

Harassed for NOT Showing My Legs

A perfect fall morning. Time to wear my favorite sweatpants while running errands in the morning. I get back to my apartment complex, get out of my car and walk the 50 feet to my doorstep. Guy yells to me “Show your legs, bitch,” as I’m walking. When you can’t even wear baggy pants and … Continued

Harassed While Taking My Baby For A Walk

One morning I took my 8mo old baby for a quiet walk around the neighborhood. It was cool and sunny, I was really enjoying myself as my baby fell asleep in his stroller. As I got near an intersection, a car with two men drove past me. Suddenly, they made a u-turn and slowed down … Continued

Creep on campus

When I started going to college, I knew the dangers of being a female student on a large campus. I kept telling myself that I would be careful and not put myself in a situation where something could happen to me. That is until I was sexually harassed while waiting for my friends to show … Continued