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Rock Island
February 10, 2018

“…that is not a compliment and…

To the guy at the casino in the orange sweatshirt, congrats on being my first catcalling experience. I was with my father and he was teaching me how to play craps. I took a break to go to the bathroom and minding my own business when out of the blue you yelled from behind me as you walked past "smack that ass". I was so shocked and angry I yelled…
Antony
February 5, 2018

“I kept walking…”

For three months, I have to work in a company located in a big industrial zone. This morning, at 8 a.m. I had to park my car in another street of the zone because the parking for my work was not open yet. I didn't see the two men/boys who were far away behind the big fence of their own company until they loudly catcalled after me. I kept walking…
February 5, 2018

“I was walking my dog…”

I was walking my dog in a full Winter jacket and this man pulled up to me and said you're doing amazing. I feel so objectified and angry. I’m also 14 years old. I want people to understand that it happens regardless of your clothing.
Provo
February 1, 2018

“Freshmen Catcalling”

Once while I lived at Helaman Halls, some guys were catcalling my friends and me from their car. They weren’t saying anything crude but it was still frightening. I think we often think of Provo as harassment-free. It’s not and that needs to be acknowledged.
Ithaca
January 31, 2018

“I am 16 years old…”

I am 16 years old, I am in 10th grade and, and this is my story. On January 30, 2018, It was my Fathers birthday. I was so happy to get home and see him and celebrate. It was normal day I was walking to the public library to work on homework. It was very windy and it was snowing very hard. My fingers and face frozen. I was walking…
Downtown
January 30, 2018

“Followed”

Followed by a man who was yelling HEY YO. HEY BABE. I ignored it and kept walking. He kept yelling and coming after me so I sped up and got mentally prepared to defend myself, he caught up to me and I turned expecting him to attack me and he said “hey I was calling after you! Wanna smoke and party with me?” I turned away and kept walking, because…
Brussel
January 29, 2018

“…when a man on a bike…

I was walking around with a (female) colleague when a man on a bike started to gesture and make kissing noises at us. When I told him to stop it he called me a racist. When I told him that harassing women on the street was not acceptable he got very threatening and aggressive and followed us for 100 metres while aggressively shouting when we were waiting at a pedestrian…
January 29, 2018

“My wife and I were walking…”

My wife and I were walking back from a convenience store late at night, just down the street from our apartment. On our way home we walked by a guy who made a lewd comment directed at my wife, it was late at night and the street deserted so I just held her hand and continued on, ignoring his comment. He began to follow us, growing increasingly agitated and making…
Middlebury
January 28, 2018

“Party Creeper”

At a party last night, a man tried to kiss a girl, started chasing her after she rebuffed him. Everyone in the room intervened, kept him away from her on the dance floor until he gave up and left. Encouraged to see so many bystanders stepping in to help!
Downtown
January 28, 2018

“I was biking home from work…”

I was biking home from work and made a left-hand turn on a yellow light. Apparently, a guy in a car coming the other way felt I cut him off. He pulled up next to me, slowing down to match my speed so he could shout out the window at me as we drove up the same one lane, one-way street. He shouted aggressively about how I cut him off…
Budapest
January 26, 2018

“We were on a crowded street…

I was 13 years old and on a summer vacation with my family in Budapest. We were on a crowded street car. Some man reached out from behind me and grabbed my vagina. I was horrified and so humiliated. I grabbed his hand and twisted it. I told my parents but they did very little. I was so frustrated.
Downtown
January 26, 2018

“I just want to walk home…

I was walking home with my baby daughter. Some guy slowed down in his car and said, "You're amazing. You're so amazing". What the hell does that mean? Why are we even talking? I just want to walk home with my child.
Dambach-la-ville
January 26, 2018

“He only saw me as a…

This was when I was in High school, so 2 years ago... There was a man, one year older than me that I never spoke with, never noticed, who that suddenly had a crush on me. He began to ask my very close friend questions about me, going to the theatre's club just to see me, he talked and demanded the information officer ask me if I was interested ...maybe…
London
January 25, 2018

“…happened to take up my oxygen…

A wonderful specimen happened to take up my oxygen and time today - despite a polite refusal and an insistent one and a further more direct (profane) response, this lawyer required a man to tell him to leave my company. If you don’t think this isn’t male entitlement in it’s absolute technicolour then think again. I know #notallmen because the guys next to me looked really awkward the whole time…
East Sacramento
January 24, 2018

New Submission

I was on my way home very late from the Arden Mall, and I just got on my second bus that would take me straight back home to the college campus I live on. I was alone with the driver and one other male passenger who got on after me, sitting in front of me. After the bus took off he turned around and tried talking to me. Tried to…