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Southampton
April 26, 2017

“I felt so threatened and powerless.”

I was walking to work and heard a man making kissing noises and shouting "oh come over here love". It was a guy across the street, inside his car. I turned and shouted back what his problem was and he pretended not to hear me - I advanced and then he got verbally abusive, yelling about what the fuck my problem was and started threatening what he'd do to me…
Viña del Mar
April 22, 2017

Acoso callejero

Cada martes, un poco antes de las 2 de la tarde, paso por este lugar hacia mi trabajo. A esa hora los obreros de varias construcciones al frente y muy cerca de mi lugar de trabajo, almuerzan sentados en la calle ocupando casi 2 cuadras de la calle traslaviña. No tengo otra opcion que pasar por ahi, teniendo que bancarme groserias y comentarios sobre mi cuerpo. Si los miro mal…
Almería
April 17, 2017

“A man in his 20s began…

Estaba yendo sola a casa de un amigo sobre las 22:00h una noche de viernes. Tras pasar por varios bares llenos de gente donde recibí "piropos" no deseados, al callejear para llegar a casa de mi amigo, un hombre de unos 20 años comenzó a perseguirme por los alrededores de la calle, gritándome cosas como "ven para acá que te voy a follar entera" o "no corras tanto que ahora…
Rocklin
April 15, 2017

Sexual harassment on the phone

My friend Rhonda worked for esurance in Roseville, California. Men would often call and sexually harass her, from saying dirty things to masturbating on the phone. She was told by her bosses that she was NOT allowed to hang up. Instead, she had to put her headset aside, periodically picking it up to see if the person was finished so she could try to sell him insurance. Managers listened in…
Holtsville
April 15, 2017

Homophobic harassment

I was walking with a friend to the playground at tamarac elementary school because we like to sit on the swings and chat and a group of 8 boys around 17/18 years old started yelling offensive homophobic, transphobic slurs at me and my friend, who is also a gay girl, saying things like "kill yourself you f*cking trannie, calling me a dyke and a faggot etc. and meowing at us. I…
Valparaiso
April 14, 2017

Harassed for Body Hair

I get harassed when I go into public with my hairy legs and armpits. It's makes me sad to see people being so hateful over something that shouldn't even be relevant. It's just HAIR!! Body hair is normal/natural/beautiful and it makes me feel comfortable within myself, and that is what it is about. Hair removal is okay also, but I believe that Mother Nature intended for us to have it,…
April 13, 2017

I was 11

I was 11. In my middle school it had been cold, so I had these black fluffy pants that were tight (they did not feel tight), but I had my books, and a kid I knew since kindergarten yelled at me something like ooo or yummy like I was cake. I got home and ran into my bathroom and cried and I did not want to go to school but…
April 9, 2017

“They stared creepily at her as…

I walked outside and immediately saw two guys approaching. Another girl was leaving her building as well and starting walking in front of me and also towards the guys. They stared creepily at her as she walked by. As I got closer to them I looked in their eyes and I said, "Gross." The guy said back, "Oh don't worry sweetie, it's just my eyes." I said, "Yea and your…
April 9, 2017

Harassed while walking home

I was walking home at midnight on Friday. A couple of guys were approaching and I was just waiting for them to say something. They said, "Hey Sexy" and mumbled some other things. I screamed, "STOP IT." They laughed. I shouted, "Be a better person and stop being such a fucking loser!" They shouted, "Oh baby but you look nice," and they continued to laugh. I said, "Shut the fuck…
Bath
April 8, 2017

“I worry for the next person…

I was walking to meet a friend in a city I'm only visiting for a week, when I heard a car honking it's horn. I took my headphones out and turned around - there were two guys leaning out the side of a contractor's van, gesturing and honking their horns. Because of past harassment experiences, I immediately became aggressive - to which they just laughed and continued. They were stopped…
South of Market
April 7, 2017

He Tried to Grab Me

I was around market just trying to go to my program where a guy kept following me and wasn't leaving me alone. It started bugging me but when he followed me each block and short cut I took he was there and he tried to grab me and I tried to defend myself getting away.
East Bronx
March 30, 2017

Following

I'm really busy and I don't drive so I like to walk down the street eating food, mostly fruit in the summer. At least once a day some man will ask me for a bite, or if he can have some. Always with a sexual intonation in his voice. Mostly like "Hey ma, lemme get a bite of that watermelon" and often they follow me. At first I just thought…
Fairhaven
March 27, 2017

Harassed on Amtrak

I could probably write a book just of the things men say to me on Amtrak. Tonight, the man seated next to me: - Decided to test my knowledge of Spanish by asking me if I could understand something his friend said to him when they were in Argentina - which was "tonight we'll go to a prostitute and you'll pay." When I initially didn't respond, he tried to make…
Logan Heights
March 23, 2017

Questioned about tattoos

[Title: Yeah, I have tattoos] I have visible arm tattoos and was being questioned about them despite my obvious uncomfortableness. After showing one of them he called me a nasty girl in a very sexual tone. Luckily the post office workers know me quite well and were watching to make sure he didn't try anything. Still felt really crappy being watched with ogling eyes on me the entire time I…
March 14, 2017

“They walked away shortly after cornering…

I am a 28-year-old graduate student. I was at IKEA in East Palo Alto, on a crowded Saturday. I was with my parents in the mattress section, but at this moment they were not right next to me. I was sitting on a mattress, and was getting up to head to towards them. This is went a group of at least three men (or should I say boys) in their…