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April 6, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: LAST WEEK, ON MY…

Last week, on my way to a StopAsianHate rally, I was fearful I would become a statistic. On the subway, this guy and I were going for the same seat when we entered the train. I was quicker and sat down before him. Honestly I didn’t know where he came from as I didn’t see him on the platform. He stood in front of me and tried to stare me…
April 5, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WORKED FOR A…

I worked for a small nonprofit that relied on volunteers to get a lot of the work done. After I lost significant weight, one of the male volunteers who worked in the office several times a week started making unwelcome comments about my appearance, every time he saw me. This was extra complicated because one of his family members was a longtime beloved employee, and his partner was also a…
Crown Heights
April 5, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: HI, I

Hi, I'm just a teen but I've experienced a lot of street harassment. I'm a girl who grew up in a ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, so throughout my life I've abided by a modest dress code. Because of this, I've been targeted for a lot of hate and Antisemitism that people have, in addition to hate against women. But here I want to focus on something that I feel is…
April 5, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: WHILE OBVIOUSLY PREGNANT

While obviously pregnant, I got off the A train and a guy threw me against a wall and spat in my eye, right at the height of the pandemic. It was broad daylight and crowded, and no one did anything, and it really just sucked. He said, “oh, you’re pregnant?” Then pulled me close and spat. I have to go to that stop for my job and every time I…
First Hill
April 5, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: 5 YEARS AGO

5 years ago I went out to a dance club for my friend's birthday party. This is not my usual scene but I wanted to be a good sport for my friend and do something different. I didn't know anyone there besides the group I came with. We were hanging out at the bar and these guys started talking to me and I couldn't get out of the convo. My…
New York
April 5, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I

I'm an Asian American woman who grew up in the USA and was harassed. As I was walking, a guy comes near me and yells "KONICHIWAAA!" in a mocking, threatening tone. He was several feet away but was inching towards me. I felt threatened and stepped back - no one was around since it was early, so I was fearful of my safety. My immediate instinct was he was going…
Torrejón de Ardoz
April 5, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS WITH THREE…

I was with three friends, we had just finished dinner and were walking home. Then, three men stare at us and one asks us what the four of us are doing alone at night so sexy. I show him my finger without looking at him or stopping and he says something sexual. It makes me feel very uncomfortable.
Reno
April 5, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: LAST SUMMER (2020)

Last summer (2020), my neighbor was having gutters installed on her house. As my partner and I had been discussing doing the same for a long time, we engaged in a conversation with the guy in charge. He came over to our drive way so we could chat about pricing, etc., and we also checked in with him (you know, cause COVID) — asking: "staying safe? Work going well, busy?"…
Tempe
April 5, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: AN EDERLY MAN

An elderly man of Caucasian descent spoke haughtily and annoyingly at two Latin American vegetable stockers in an upmarket grocery chain. They were happily in conversation with each other in their own language...Spanish. The Caucasian man told them “stop speaking Mexican. You work here in the US, speak English.” I went to this man and told him to mind his own business and leave the staff alone. That he had…
April 4, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I AM ORIGINALLY FROM

I am originally from Germany and I have been working at a gym for many years. At some point, a member walked up to me because he needed something, and he made made the comment: "oh, I know a German, she was a whore." Since I was staff member there was not much for me to say, but it made me very uncomfortable.
Five Points Northeast
April 4, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: THE DAY AFTER I…

The day after I received my Hollaback! training, I went to a Target for the first time in over a year. I had just passed the two-week mark after my second vaccine, and I was excited to be out in the world again. I had some bags to recycle, and while I was doing that, I moved my cart out of the way about 2 feet from me. A big…
April 4, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS WAITING FOR…

I was waiting for a city bus in downtown Portland, OR and a white, youngish male started to harass an older Black female rider who was sitting waiting for a bus. He called her the 'n' word and used menacing body language near her. From a short distance I shouted out that his behavior was not okay and to leave her alone. He was startled and stopped his harassment. Another…
April 2, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: AT A HIGH SCHOOL…

At a high school dance, my purse was taken, put in a toilet in the men's room, and peed on. I faced public humiliation as well as property damage. But the worst part was the feeling of violation. I didn't feel safe in my school community anymore. My peers did nothing. The school administration did nothing. The police did nothing. I was told I overreacted and I needed to let…
March 31, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: I WAS GETTING FOOD

I was getting food at a resort buffet while on vacation. Suddenly I felt a hand go in between my legs to my vagina and rub me up to my buttocks. I turned around to see a resort employee (he was wearing a uniform and chef type hat) standing behind me with a grin on his face. My immediate reaction was to scream aloud "don't touch me!" while I put…
Northeast Washington
March 30, 2021

PUBLIC HARASSMENT: [I like what I…

I only park a block away from work but I have been shouted at/catcalled multiple times, and once followed into a convenience store while leaving work in broad daylight. Yesterday, a man shouted at me from across the street “pssspssspsss” and when I turned around he said “you- I like what I see”. I flipped him the bird but it didn’t matter. “Don’t worry baby I like em all colors”…