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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.

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Groped on 6th Ave

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.

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“How do I explain this to my son?”

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.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassed on the J train

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.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Flowers with a side of harassment

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.

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Followed by a biker

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.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Death threat

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.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassed in the park

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…

“You’re gorgeous”

“Why won’t you look at me?”

“You’re making me hard.”

“Mmmmm so good.”

Etc.

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!

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