Category: Verbal

Jessica’s Story: Pregnant and Objectified

I was 7 months pregnant and jogging to the corner store to get a snack. A man on the street said: “Damn girl, you in shape.” I ignored him and kept jogging. “You pregnant?” he asked. I responded, “Yup!” mainly because I thought that once he realized I was pregnant, he might leave me alone. … Continued

Esther’s Story: Belligerent Bar Harasser

Last night, I joined a friend at a quintessential Alaskan bar to listen to and dance to live music. Around 12:30 AM, I had given up on dancing in an overly crowded space and was instead content to listen from the back of the room. At some point, I found myself sitting nearly alone, with … Continued

Raylene’s Story: “We Aren’t Objects”

My friends and I had just spent the whole day at music festival and were waiting for my dad to come pick us up. We were standing by a street sign so my dad could easily find us. A man in his thirties walked past us with a young woman and said, “You girls are … Continued

Rachel’s Story: FTW

One time I was walking to my car and some guy starts calling out, “Hey babygirl, what’s up my babygirl,” etc. etc. I looked back at him and said, “Don’t call me babygirl. I am not your fucking babygirl!” He put his head down and said, “You’re right ma’am, I’m sorry.” I was like, “Hell … Continued

Alexis’ Story: Being a Badass Bystander

It was a balmy summer evening, and I was walking home from the subway along Flatbush Avenue. Just ahead of me was a girl in her early twenties in a pair of shorts. Men started hooting, and one of them began following her down the street and aggressively asking for her number, her name, and … Continued