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Margaret’s Story: Groping on the Subway

On my way to Brooklyn on F train during rush hour (around 4:45pm), I went into a extremely crowded subway car. I was standing very close to one particular man who carried a side backpack where his arm hanging over the bag. As the car began to fill up even more (making us even closer together), he gradually moved his hand closer to my crouch area and began to grope me. I was able to jerk away but he still continued to grope. After about two subway stops later, I was able to move away from him but he continued to stare at me. Then after another two stops, he gave me one last look and got off the train.

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Jacqmart’s Story: “Stop trying to exert your “macho” dominance unto female strangers.”

Yesterday while I was having a phone conversation in Spanish at a public place a random man I have never met asked me to slow down. I simply looked at him and said “you don’t know me” and signaled for him to keep on walking. What is wrong with some men these days? He looked at me in shock, appalled, and sorta offended. The irony! I did not welcome his flirtatious tone or attempt at being funny by telling me what to do. Same goes for that other guy wondering where I was from. Stop trying to exert your “macho” dominance unto female strangers. The more women that stand up for themselves when that type of incident happens the less likely men are going to do that! Feel offended all you want, I bet next time you will think twice a**hole ‪#‎hollaback‬ ‪#‎nothanks‬ ‪#‎learnsomemanners‬ ‪#‎FOH‬

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Shouted Threats

A man was shouting threatening things at my friend and I including “you’ll never say no to me again” and “I’ll catch you naked.”

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “Men at Work” should not include Harassment

1pm. A group of men working at the stores on the block constantly harass passing women.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: An Awful Smirk

This little bit of skin was apparently enough for a guy to undress me with his eyes for the entire PATH train ride into the city. I eventually stopped looking up from my lap because every time I did I saw this man looking me over with this awful smirk. I wanted to tell him to stop but there were only a few other people in the car. He tried keeping me in his sights at WTC where I got a few more glimpses of that awful smirk but I ran up the escalator once I could break away from the crowd and lost him.

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Lisa’s Story: “He never did it again.”

I was visiting NYC and heading back home by taking the Megabus. There are food carts at the end of the block and I had to pass them to get to my stop. Everytime I pass them I see one of the men that run the cart shout lewd things or whistle at women. I think he belives this will get them to buy his food. One night I passed the cart and he whistled and said “Hey sexy,” I stopped in my tracks, LIVID and told him “Can you stop harassing me please?” He never did it again.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Just Try Walking the Dog

So I’m walking my dog, waiting for him to finish business when this tall guy walks past me, turns around, looks at me and says: hey beautiful. I just ignored him but it made me really mad and pissed off. Why cant these idiots stfu!?

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Jenni’s Story: I’m Not Wearing My Jeans For You

I was walking home one day having a bad day to begin with when a man walking by me yelled “Honey, those Jeans are really working for me.”
Usually when I get catcalled I ignore it. Not wanting to give them the power by knowing they are affecting me and all that. However it was getting old quick and I was already in a bad mood, so I told him to “Fuck off.”
He did the opposite, turing around to follow me calling after me “Come back baby I like them feisty.” He followed me for a block until a cop car rolled by.

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