Category: Verbal

Daily Harassment By Group of Men

I regulary observe this group of men who sit in Dunkin Donuts (on the corner of 19th and Oregon in Philadelphia) throughout the week. They park themselves at tables, play cards for hours and harass every single woman who walks in (mostly leer and stare). The harassment is more verbally aggressive if the woman is … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “I felt disrespected”

I was walking to the climbing gym. (It is in a hotel downtown) I crossed the street, and a car did not stop. I looked across the street at a guy sitting against the building and made a “yikes” gesture. He replied with the comment, “wouldn’t want to see your fine ass get run over.” … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassed on the way home from school

This afternoon I was walking along my street , like I usually do everyday after school. My friend always goes with me but when I arrived at my street , we said goodbye because he lives next street. I was halfway home when a construction worker around 20 stops doing his work, begins to stare at me … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “Crazy Shirt” Guy

This is the story of my first cat caller. A few years ago, I decided to go to a bookstore with a friend. Because it was summer, and very hot out, we both wore t shirts and jeans. My shirt dipped slightly in the back, showing off my shoulder blades. When we got off the … Continued

“It Made Me Sick to My Stomach”

I was walking over to the gas station beside my work to get a drink when a man came up beside me and started asking me a lot of personal questions, including his request for my phone number. I told him I only had a few minutes to get my drink and that I didn’t … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: It’s not a compliment

I was walking through the halls with a friend when a boy around my age made a gross comment. We walked past his group when he called out to me ‘hey, I like your mouth’. My friend and I just walked on but I was in disbelief. This kid has made comments before but usually … Continued