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This asshole was masturbating thru his pants on a nearly empty train at 11 pm. Couldn’t bring myself to say anything.
I was walking out of the Papyrus store on 6th avenue between 49th and 50th when a man just walked by, grabbed my breast, and kept walking.
I have been thinking about this incident since it happened over a week ago. I was getting of at the Grand Street subway stop with my 10 year old (we had just spent a wonderful day together with friends in the park). We were headed to the Tenement Museum for a tour. As we exited the subway, I noticed a young man looking at me as he came down the stairs. I knew immediately (the way we all do) that he was going to say something to me. He approached me, (mind you, I am holding my son’s hand) stood in my way so that I had to stop, put his face directly in front of mine, and said “MILF”. How do I explain that to my son? I pushed passed him and walked away, when in reality I wanted to chase him down.
Sitting next to these two was a huge mistake. Not only did they smell of alcohol at 11am, they were harassing every woman that sat next to them – including the elderly woman that was sitting next to one of them in the attached photo. I took this photo when I moved away , but these two asked me perverted questions about my sexual preference and then berated me when I did not want to reply – insulting my intelligence and appearance.
I was walking alone at night on my way to a comedy event when a group of at least 6 males approached me walking in the opposite direction. The first one yelled out, “Hey beautiful! Beautiful! Hey!” When I didn’t respond how he wanted, like I normally do, he got annoyed. I would have told him off or at least let him know what he was doing was harassment, but I was too scared because there were so many of them.
The last man had a bouquet of flowers that I could see out of the corner of my eye — I don’t make eye contact in case they think that’s a sign I’m interested. There was construction on the sidewalk where he stopped, making me have to walk closer to him in order to get past.
“You want a flower, beautiful?” He asks while leering as I squeeze by him and continue walking.
“You’re fucking conceited, you know that?!” He yelled out as I continued on my way.
It’s been a long week and I just wanted to go for a run. As I’m ending my run, this asshole starts ringing his bell at me. I yelled at him. He wouldn’t go away. He followed me for a while. I started taking his photo and he turned his head. He ruined my day.
Guy followed me while I was walking, got out of his car and said “somebody is gonna kill you soon sweetheart”. Really terrifying late at night.
Sitting in the park, reading at 4:00 pm on a Sunday Afternoon. A man walks over and sits next to me on the bench. He starts talking at me…
“Why won’t you look at me?”
“You’re making me hard.”
“Mmmmm so good.”
I obviously left. I am in complete disbelief that a woman cannot even sit in a park for 10 minutes without being objectified. It’s 2016: COME ON PEOPLE!