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After a nice evening at the ballet, I got off the Montrose L and purchased an umbrella for the walk home. Once on Graham, an SUV driving parallel to me was stopped for a red light. “Hey baby. You want a ride home? Come on… come over here.” (And then some indiscernible kissing/disgusting noises). I kept walking, and the umbrella was shielding them from even seeing my upper body. Once the light turned, I figured they drove on and that was the end of it. But no. The SUV was driving slowly and again, a man yelling things like “Come here baby, I’ll give you a ride home.”
I ducked into a restaurant, and they were SUPER nice and comforting, said I could stay as long as I needed to, and offered me anything I wanted. They commiserated about street harassment and sent the bartender’s friend to walk me the last two blocks home. Grateful for good people at Eastwick but also really fucking sick of enduring terrifying harassment on a regular basis.
As I was clearly upset and crying walking down the street I was approached by I man that said, “Hey come here sweetie, let me talk to you.”
“You’re looking nice tonight.”
On the Q train, saw a man, seated, clearly touching himself through his pants while looking nearby women up and down.
10/12/14. A man about 60 years old was standing talking to another man. It was around 11:30pm on my way home from work. Not a lot of people around. As I passed he said, “hey shawty, shawty, hey, hey! Why don’t you bring that shawty ass over here.” I said, “that’s gross” to him as I walked by. He walked towards me a little saying “I just like your ass.” I was terrified because I’m very small and he was huge. Thankfully he went back to his friend.
10/13/14. Walking near Times Square, I was talking to my mother on the phone about a serious family issue and some dude was planted on the sidewalk just yelling at women to smile. He got in my face and told me to smile about 3 times. I finally stopped turned and went over to him and told him “no I will not smile for you I don’t have to smile for you. Stop doing that.” He kept saying “Why are you mad at me?” and continued saying “smile.” I made a bit of a scene, people were looking at him. I was furious.
10/13/14. Walking near Times Square I hear a man yelling repeatedly “hey shawty shawty hey hey!” I’m very petite & knew he was addressing me. I ignored him. He sped up till he was literally inches behind me and just walked “with” me licking his lips eyeing me up and down. Thought he would rob me so I pulled my purse closer. He then sped up again right next to me continuing to eye me and lick his lips. Gave him a dirty look and sped up he continued behind me another block yelling shawty and laughing.