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September 15, 2021

Public Harassment: I see a young…

I see a young guy semi-regularly who carries a trash bag who looks me up and down and makes comments about coming to his place. He seems to recognize me each time. I’ve tried ignoring him or laughing it off but of course he kept doing the same thing. Finally, I yelled loudly at him to leave me alone and to fuck off. He almost looked like he was laughing…
September 14, 2021

Public Harassment: I had a wonderful…

I had a wonderful day with my friends at the Renaissance Fair. But, when we stopped at a gas station in the middle of nowhere, my day was ruined. I went by myself to use the bathroom and a man who was outside smoking whistled at me and made several disgusting comments about me. I quickly walked inside and was scared to leave. I also regretted that I didn't say…
September 13, 2021

Public Harassment: I was waiting for…

I was waiting for the bus under a station and I was alone. This was actually a crowded street, there were lots of cars but not many people on the sideway. And then, a very creepy man approached with a bicycle, came very close to where I was and started talking to me. I tried to not make eye contact and ignore by repeatedly saying "No"... then I realized that…
Seneca
September 7, 2021

Workplace Harassment: I am 62 years…

I am 62 years old, I worked 10 years so darn hard and they paid me back with the 3 most horrible, terrifying, and stressful months in my entire life. I saw a coworker who didn't pay for their lunch twice. The 3rd. time another coworker served him and took him to the cash register. So he thought I told on him. (I didn't cause I didn't want to get…
Crown Heights
September 7, 2021

Public Harassment: I was walking down…

I was walking down the block from my apartment when a man on a motorcycle rode toward me and exclaimed, “God, bless you beautiful” and rode away. I felt so angry and also sad. I want to be able to leave my home and not be harassed. I want to walk around freely with no one reminding me that as a woman, I am vulnerable to assault.
Xiamen
September 6, 2021

Public Harassment: I passed a construction…

I passed a construction site on the way to work. I got the whistle several times because I wear a short uniform. The day before yesterday, I went to a night market with my friends. She said that a man  came over and touched her hand on purpose. Today I went shopping for groceries. My clothes were so nonsexy. A guy riding an electric motorcycle made weird voices and stared…
Tenderloin
August 25, 2021

Public Harassment: I am Southeast Asian

I am Southeast Asian, and am usually perceived as East Asian. I was standing along a street with a White male friend and his Chinese girlfriend waiting for an Uber. A man walked up to my male friend and said to him, "They're cheap. They're from China." As he started to walk away, I challenged him to come back and say it again to my face; he ignored me and…
Little Caribbean
August 19, 2021

Public Harassment: I was getting off…

I was getting off the subway and had my headphones in listening to some music. I heard someone say “you have a nice body.” I ignored them. Then he said it again and louder. I told him I didn’t ask for his opinion on my body and to leave me alone. I told him he doesn’t know what’s going through peoples heads and that he shouldn’t say that. Then I…
Hill Farms - University
August 14, 2021

Public Harassment: I was walking at…

I was walking at dusk and a car full of teenagers slowed down and together screamed at me. No words just, screaming as loud as they possibly could. Unexpected and quite scary. They were gone before I could react, but I thought of screaming back. I wish I had gotten the plates. I wish every parent would talk to their children about empathy and respect for women, anyone really; and…
Tinos
August 12, 2021

Public Harassment: Me and my friend…

Me and my friend were at the park and there were two men that were smoking. I am 13 and she is 17. As we were walking past them, they told her that she was prettier, and they were calling her a chick or something. She just smiled and said thank you, but I was very angry. I asked her why u didn’t do anything, but she told me that…
August 11, 2021

Public Harassment: So today while walking…

So today while walking on the road a taxi driver passed by me and made a really sexual comment and a couldn’t do anything cause it took me time to process it to be honest and by the time I could process it was too late but I wish I had said something back or at least have done something in response at least as a peace to my mental…
August 9, 2021

Public Harassment: I

I'm a proud adoptee. Born in South Korea, I grew up in the United States. As a child, I was teased because of the way I looked. I remember people calling me "flat face" and "commie" at school. It was hurtful, but I always brushed it off, excusing them because they were kids. I told my mom that they didn't mean what they said. As an adult, I thought I…
Davis
August 9, 2021

Workplace Harassment: I was working at…

I was working at a dining common for my university and a guy would come in and say things like you’re my favorite worker. I wish I knew you were on break I would have sat with you etc. Then one night it escalated to further sexual harassment. I was cleaning the station where I was working, and he commented on my ass, as he was leaving (closing time). He…
Woodland
August 9, 2021

Public Harassment: I was recycling cans…

I was recycling cans when a man who opened a new recycling place near my residence told people She’s, my girlfriend. As a joke but didn't sit well with me. I am a new potential customer, and you are going to laugh and call me your girlfriend. Luckily only ran into him once or twice after that. He made me nervous that I would run into him again since his…
Anoka
August 7, 2021

Public Harassment: It’s my anniversary today…

It’s my anniversary today and my spouse was called out of town. It bummed me out that we couldn’t spend our evening together, so I decided to treat myself to a fancy drink at a local speakeasy. I hoped trying something new would cheer me up. Because the speakeasy is close to my house, I decided to walk there. On my way (about a ten minute walk), I was hit…