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July 27, 2017

Intervening at a taco truck

I was hanging out outside a taco truck late one night. There were three of us, 2 cis-males and 1 cis-woman. Random guy approached our female friend and hollered at her with a "you're lookin' beautiful tonight." My other male friend responded to him with a "you're lookin beautiful too." It was a small thing, but it made the random dude feel awkward enough that he kept walking, and prevented…
North Philadelphia
July 27, 2017

Beeped at me

A Man slowed down in his car and watched me, beeped at me and sped off. ???
East Harlem
July 26, 2017

When NYPD fails, at least we…

In the seven years that I've lived in New York, this is one of the worst street encounters I've had to-date. Around 1:15 pm this afternoon, I was walking home after a hair appointment to get ready for a job interview. I came out of the subway station and saw that 125th and Lexington was just teeming with loiterers and addicts. Being no stranger to excessive street harassment and wanting…
Prospect Lefferts Gardens
July 25, 2017

Mind your own damn business!

I was on the phone with my mom when a young guy on a bikes up behind me and starts saying stuff like, "Oh baby you're so beautiful," yadda yadda. I immediately yelled at him. "Can you leave me alone?! I'm on the phone! Mind your own damn business!" He laughed and said, "Ok im sorry" condescendingly laughing in yhe process. I said, "Have a great day!" not in a…
July 25, 2017

it was a hot day and…

Three guys stared and leered at my breasts as they were walking towards me. Felt angry and upset, and wondered if this had happened only because I was wearing a v-neck top (it was a hot day, and why then hell shouldn't I?!)
Cobble Hill
July 25, 2017

8 months pregnant

I was 8 months pregnant and it was a very hot day, & I was feeling sick from the heat. I hailed a car on the street (local Brooklyn car company, not a taxi) so I could get in the AC and ride the rest of my way home. The cab driver started asking me all these questions, at first friendly, like was this my first child and how children…
Olney-Oak Lane
July 25, 2017

Daily catcallers

Group of men who hang outside a big white garage on the little cal de sac off of 10th started catcalling me and chasing me all the way to Godfrey. I ran all the way to work.
July 25, 2017

Never felt as uncomfortable as I…

I am 17 and on holiday in Mexico. We have a 40 year old man across the hall with a son. He keeps waving and smiling at me and will hang around outside my door. The other day when the maid was cleaning the room he was leering in waving looking at me watching me. Then yesterday walking back from the pool in my bikini and he stopped and sexually…
July 23, 2017

“Cat called… every night”

Cat called every night when I walk my dog half a block to the park. Makes me feel annoyed, embarrassed, sad, tired, afraid, and confused.
Avenues West
July 22, 2017

Harassed On-Campus

Almost every time I walk from my on-campus apartment (Campus Town East) to Cudahy Hall, a few blocks away, I get verbally harassed. Usually it's because I made the mistake of politely smiling at someone. Now I try to avoid any contact with people when I'm on the street. I feel less and less comfortable leaving my apartment every day.
July 22, 2017

“I was catcalled, sexualized and humiliated…

I normally don't wear crop tops but today I felt a bit confident and in less than an hour I was catcalled, sexualized and humiliated several times. My self esteem dropped every time. I began feeling more and more self conscious. Naturally, I called my friend so I wouldn't get noticed as much but that didn't stop people from interrupting my phone call to let me know I looked good.…
Crown Heights
July 20, 2017

I regret being so polite

I was walking home from the subway and a man was walking toward me, carrying two duffle bags, one on each shoulder. We were walking straight towards each other. I moved a little to my right to get out of his way but he didn't move at all and one of his bags hit me in the chest. I reflexively said, "Sorry!" He turned around and said, "What about EXCUSE…
July 19, 2017

can get it to stop replaying…

I am a lesbian. And I went out with my girlfriend to get groceries. At a four way intersection a truck driver yelled loudly and made obnoxious noises trying to get our attention until the light went green. I didn't go out for a week and I still can get it to stop replaying in my head. I should have took a photo.
July 19, 2017

scary, unsettling, upsetting, and demeaning

I stepped out of my office for a quick break just now and while I crossed the street in the crosswalk, a man running a light on a bike cut me off super super close, leaned in to my face and leered "maaaammiiiii" while making skeevy eye contact. It was startling and frustrating, especially because he interrupted a very funny, laughter filled phone conversation I was having with my partner.…
Deer Creek
July 17, 2017

As a kid my body was…

When I was 12 years old I was on a run in my neighborhood and two guys were walking the opposite way. When I passed them they stopped to look and me and one of them said "damn that ass is bouncin". It was one of the first times that I realized it is unsafe to be out alone as a women. As a kid my body was already being…