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Enjoying a walk in the park, with sunglasses and a hoodie on, and two strangers just had to disturb me. “Hi, Mami…” “Hi, Sweetie…”
I was on my way after work to a class that would qualify me for certification and allow me to advance in my profession. The train was it’s usual rush hour crush. I felt someone humping against my butt and froze. I turned and he smiled at me – when I got off the train I found his ejaculate on my coat. I went straight home and didn’t finish the course because I couldn’t make myself get on that train at that hour. This happened about 35 years ago and I still have bad dreams about it. I hope that if it happened again (doubtful at my current age) I would behave differently and expose the assaulter.
I never told anyone out of fear and embarrassment. This is my first disclosure and I’m crying as I type. It affected the rest of my life – without that certification my career went on a different path.
“I like your glasses. Can I take a picture of you? Just one? Okay, not more than two. Promise.” Outside of drug store.
Walking to the 1 train from my friend’s apartment, a beat up grey car pulled over and the driver yelled a lot of lewd things at me.
Was walking home from the subway, about a block away from my building, when a van pulled over and the passenger rolled down his window and started yelling things at me. I couldn’t hear what he said because I had my headphones in but then the driver started honking his horn. After a few seconds of me continuing to ignore them they drove away.
I was walking down the street with my Dad and a guy yelled out the window “yo your girl had a nice butt.” It was awkward and made me upset and feel ashamed and embarrassed.
One day I was at a club and I went outside to call my boyfriend and there was another club next door, I was 16 at the time, and this drunk older guy came out and he started talking to me after I got off the phone with my boyfriend.
I kept giving him hints that I didn’t want to talk to him because he was flirting with me. I finally got sick of it and I went back into the club to find my friend. He ended up following me and kept trying to talk to me for the rest of the night until I left.
Walked out my door and this hooligan starts making Mmmmmm mmm noises and saying “very nice, yeah baby very nice” until I was out of earshot. Disgusting. Go sell your ugly painting somewhere else!
Was walking home from a grocery store and this man came up to me while his buddy watched. He told me I’m gorgeous and have a sexy butt and when I ignored him, he grabs both of my hands and tries to stop me from moving.
I tell him to let go, but he doesn’t and tried to walk with me as I moved ahead. When he finally let go because we were approaching more people, he grabbed my butt and squeezed.
I just sped back home. I don’t know how his friend was getting off on this.
This morning I was walking to a job interview and I generally feel safe in the middle of the morning in the downtown area of my city. I was walking down a like strip where there are shops on both sides and a large brick sidewalk between them and some guy on a bike passed me by and said “Hey shortie.” I ignored him but noticed he circled around about three shops down from where I was, when he passed by me again he said nothing but then I heard a bike coming up behind me. He asked my name, my age, my destination. I answered quickly and picked up my pace but he followed me to where my interview was. He finally left when I told him I wouldn’t give him my number. I don’t understand how people can ignore the obvious discomfort others feel when a stranger follows them down the street trying to have a conversation they didn’t want to be part of from the beginning.