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10/13/14. Mid 20s man was walking about an arms distance away from me behind me on a not crowded street, plenty of room to walk around me saying, “ay, ay, ay, mami” over and over. I felt really gross knowing he was leering at my ass like a piece of meat.
10/11/14. 6:30pm. Walking into my work, a man maybe late 40s early 50s who was maybe a construction worker (he was getting into his truck on the street) which was a very busy tourist street in manhattan, called me sexy and beautiful. I was wearing jeans a top with a blazer and scarf with flat ankle boots. I just rolled my eyes at him. I am petite and look young. He could have been old enough to be my father. Disgusting.
A few blocks from my apt, a man probably in his 60s in a wheelchair being pushed by another man maybe in his 40s. The man in the wheelchair started calling me sexy and beautiful and told me to smile. I told him to shut up. The man pushing laughed. A few blocks later a younger man maybe late 20s early 30s started hissing at me and calling me sexy. Without looking I flipped him off. He laughed hysterically and did it more. Scared it would escalate.
I was taking my dog for a walk around this block this morning at 7:00AM. Street was quite empty, and was before daylight. Out of nowhere, a complete stranger approached me from behind, touched my waist, and said, “Excuse me.” He then walked past me and turned around to get a good look at who he had just touched. It is absolutely NOT okay to touch a stranger on the street. If somebody is in your way, either say ‘Excuse me” without touching them or getting too close or walk around them.
I was walking my dog by 189th st park in Washington Heights and a boy about middle school or high school yells at a cop “Fxck you and I raped that girl AND her dog”. I flipped him the bird. But I just wish I wasn’t living in this kind of world.
Guy started talking to me and told me my dress was pretty. Then wanted to know if I like scallion pancakes. Then pointed out a restaurant where I could get such pancakes. I have not yet said anything to him so he asks me how my day is and I say alright and turn into the train station and he says oh you’re taking the train? I was going to walk with you. It’s night. I wanted to go home. Alone. Without some creep inviting himself to follow me around.
Was waiting outside of the Winthrop station entrance (manhattan bound). When I ignored his advances, he became threatening and vulgar. Followed me when I tried to avoid him, mimicking my every move, inches from my face.
Left my apartment building with two other women friends at 10:30 PM on September 26th and proceeded to get cat called by a man. I shouted for him to fuck off and he called me a racist bitch. Later that night I came home at 2:15 AM and after entering my apartment building the door locked behind me and he rushed the door, banging on it and calling me a bitch. I called 911 and filed a complaint.
1. Man leans out his car window to yell at me as I’m on my way to work.
“OH. That is nice.”
Being referred to as ‘that’. I don’t have the right words to describe how disgusting this felt. I was too stunned to yell back and shame him. I wish I had.
2. On my way back to work with my lunch: “send me a postcard baby.” I turned around and asked him “why? Why would you say that?”
“Have a great day at work, beautiful.”