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April 15, 2018

“Et quand bien même, ce n’est…

Un soir, à 20 h, ce qui est relativement tôt, je rentrais de ma prépa. J'arrive dans ma rue, et la je vois qu'il y a deux mecs qui marchent dans cette rue, bon très bien la rue ne m'appartient pas qu'a moi, on est en ville. Le temps que je descende de mon vélo et mette mon cadenas, les deux mecs s'étais de chaque côtés de moi (pendant que…
Lyon
April 15, 2018

“I was hugging my girlfriend in…

I was hugging my girlfriend in the street when two guys walked next to us and shouted "They lick each other's pussy" "Yeah bro, i feel disgusted !" It was good that we were together, so that we could supoort each other. But I felt unsafe the rest of the time.
Genève
April 11, 2018

“I felt numb, nauseated, like I…

I never thought I would experience something like this. This happened during my exchange in Geneva, Switzerland. That day I had decided to hang out with one of my friends after school. We went downtown to get some bagels and afterwards to a shoe store to look around and so she could buy a new pair of shoes. Everything was great, I had a great time. When we had to…
April 11, 2018

“I Decided to Turn the Tables…

Hi. My name is Sally. I have a rather interesting experience that I'm a little embarrassed to reveal, so please don't be too harsh on my lived experience. I'm a "latter rose" (a woman past her mid thirties but before her late 40's) who likes to go out and about for walks in and around the city. One day while wearing my favorite mini skirt and short sleeved low cut…
Downtown
April 10, 2018

“Today I was walking home from…

Today I was walking home from school. Keep in mind that I always walk with my brother, but today he had to stay later than me. When I got out the small street was almost clear of students, but a few remained. I had just gotten done saying goodbye to friends and head down the small alley that ends at a small street. Two boys were in front of me,…
April 9, 2018

“So, I was walking into work…

So I was walking into my work this morning when an employee of the neighboring company started to catcall me. Whistling and gawking at me. What do you do with that? Apparently this guy will always be there because he works next door. I feel very uncomfortable walking in our parking lot.
Footscray
April 8, 2018

“A van– had slowed down and…

When I was about 14-15 years old, I was walking down a shopping street after dark. The street was empty except for me and my male, but long haired, friend who was walking with me as protection from street harassment. A van, which had the whole street to itself, had slowed down and was keeping pace with us. its a distressing feeling to be so aware that something is wrong.…
Southfield
April 7, 2018

“I hugged and acquaintance as a…

I hugged an acquaintance as a greeting, which is a standard greeting in one of my communities. He grabbed my hand after the hug and then I pulled my hand away. I barely know this person and his actions were inappropriate. This is the second time a hug from this person has turned into something inappropriate. The first time was more than a year ago with a hug that overall…
Downtown
April 6, 2018

“Two dudes sitting on the sidewalk…”

Two dudes sitting on the sidewalk as I’m walking by one morning, one says “gooooood morning” in that creepy unctuous tone men take. When I don’t say anything the other goes, “yeah she’s real snub nosed isn’t she?” And went off on some rant I couldn’t hear as I tried to walk away faster.
April 6, 2018

“It was my first high school…

I was at a dancer for HMUN (Harvard Model United Nations). It was my first high school dance and probably my last. Everyone was making out with everyone and it felt as if the guys were on the prowl looking for girls to hook up with. My friend had a guy come up from behind her and hold her against him as she was dancing just for one example. There…
April 5, 2018

“I’m 14 and a few days…

I’m 14 and a few days ago I was walking around a shopping centre by myself. I passed this man who was probably in his 30’s and he said damnnnnn as I walked past. He then continued to follow me through the aisles of the shop saying things like ‘are you a virgin’ ‘you look like a virgin’ ‘I’d tap that’ which made me extremely uncomfortable but I just pretended…
London
April 3, 2018

“the owner put his arm around…

Englands Paper stationnery shop in Belsize Park, London. After showing me the product I was looking for, the owner put his arm around my shoulders saying "always keeping the customers satisfied" (pretty sure he was reaching for my waist). When asked the owner if he accepted card for payment , he told me "yes but I can take you". When I put my card in the machine : "better when…
April 3, 2018

New Submission

I’m 14, I was walking from my family’s hotel room to the beach and on the way a 40 year old guy walked up to me and stared at my boobs and butt while commenting. I feel so gross and disgusting. My body’s something I take pride in, but now it just feels like some sexual thing. I want people to know, something like this is not ok. It shouldn’t…
April 3, 2018

“I am street harassed far more…

Friendly neighborhood stripper here. When I'm at the club where I work I am treated with more respect from men while I am totally nude than I EVER have from men on the street. I am street harassed far more when I am fully wrapped up in my winter clothes. I am baffled by this. Based on my experience this is clearly a power trip for these types of men.…