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Signal Hill
November 22, 2017

“I want to show my sister…

My sister and I were walking back to our apartment from the beach this evening, just after sunset. A man on a bicycle saw us from across the street while we were waiting to cross a different side. We couldn’t cross our side yet because there was a steady stream of cars passing in front of us. The man rode his bicycle towards us with his eyes set on us…
Downtown
November 21, 2017

Walking back to work from lunch…

Walking back to work from lunch, a guy standing nearby said, “excuse me, miss. excuse me. Miss?! You dropped something. My JAW.” I flipped him the bird. He said “yeah, if you want me to, I will." Still walking, I turned around and flipped him off with both hands and said, “F*** YOU.” He repeated his previous insult. I turned around, and looked at him. He beckoned me with both…
Paris
November 20, 2017

“I want to be treated seriously,…

I'm a 16 yrs old girl, and I'm sick of being harassed by men. I can't do much about it. Even on my ugliest shittiest days, I still get attention. I get harassed daily; ranging from being patronised to assault. To be honest, since I'm so used to it, I don't feel much when I receive attention on the lower end of the scale, but just to say, it's not…
Dandenong
November 20, 2017

“he felt entitled to objectify me”

I was on my way home from the bus stop at about 9:30pm and I walked up beside this guy, he glanced at me so I said 'Hi' to make it less awkward, and he said something equivalent, and then a few moments later he said I was beautiful, I said thanks. Then he said was very beautiful, had a nice body, nice body. I was silent, and continued past…
Brattleboro
November 20, 2017

I was followed while walking alone…

I was walking my dog between 9:30 and 10pm. My dog heard something and turned around to look. There was a man in dark pants and a dark jacket with a fur trim walking slowly and quietly behind us. He showed every intention of continuing in this manner until my large dog gave him a couple of warning barks. He then reluctantly started off into a nearby park VERY slowly.…
Rennes
November 18, 2017

“I felt dirty”

I was walking home after a bad party, I felt miserable. In front of me, a young man stopped and looked at my clothes and my sad face. - Oh, you looks so good ! he sayed. - Not really, no... I kept walking but he followed me and put his arm around my shoulder. I tried to push him away but he tightened his grip. - Oh honey, it…
Cartago
November 18, 2017

Homophobic Policeman

I was kissing my boyfriend (I am a guy too) and a private police start to yell to us and he said that we were been recorded by security cameras but wait, what’s the wrong part of kissing my boyfriend? It is sad that I cannot kiss my love wherever I want because the homophobic people.
Crown Heights
November 17, 2017

Asking for sexual favors

I was walking home during the day after school. It was very cold, so I was practically covered from head to two. I large group of men probably in their 40's sat in some chairs on the sidewalk smoking and chatting. Whenever I walk alone, I walk with my headphones in even if I am not listening to music to try and avoid conversation with strangers or it helps me…
San José
November 13, 2017

Luego me tocó una teta

Esperando en Feliz Feliz, frente al magaly, un tipo se detuvo a decirme vulgaridades. Luego me tocó una teta y cuando le grité que era un cerdo se fue caminando súper tranquilo como si nada hubiera pasado.
Cebu City
November 11, 2017

I pretended he was a shadow

I was walking my way home in a path where there were a lot of people. There was a group of guys walking the opposite direction. One intentionally walked towards me stopping to a halt and loudly said “HIIIIIII” while staring at me and never letting his gaze off until I walked pass him. I didn’t bother to look at his face but I heard him and his friends laugh.…
November 11, 2017

“joder que tetas”

Tengo 14 años ,hace unas semanas quede con mi madre en un lado como iba tarde fui corriendo y oi a un señor mayor decir "joder que tetas"
Downtown
November 10, 2017

Incessant Workplace Harassment

I was 27 and working in my first job after graduate school at a small, public health research company. We were so small that we had one office in a larger office building with other smaller companies occupying the other offices on the hall. I was usually in the office by myself and my back was towards the door so I tried to keep the door closed and locked as…
London
November 9, 2017

Followed, Intimidated and Afraid

I am 19. I recently moved to a big city for college, having lived in a small-town my whole life. Today I was walking to school and while I was waiting to cross a road, a man approached me from behind and began speaking to me. It started with "Do you live here?'". As I crossed, I answered no as I presumed he was asking for directions and felt I…
Roma
November 8, 2017

Not a compliment

I'm 14 years old and today I was walking home from school. I was wearing a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and a sweater. When I was close to my home I saw a man crossing the street. He came closer to me and said "Hi, wow! You're so pretty" I started to walk faster and I didn't know what to do.
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
November 7, 2017

Pas de vie

A l’angle de la rue du 14 juillet et de l’avenue de fontainebleau le bureau de tabac souvent squatter à l’extérieur par des hommes de 15 à plus de 30 ans mon amie est continuellement accosté lourdement , suivi à l’intérieur du tabac ou insulté car elle ne répond pas , ou maté comme un bout de viande même en ma présence.... mesdames ne vous laissez pas faire comme le…