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I was walking to the laundry mat and some man kept starring and following ever since I got off the train, and I couldn’t take a picture but I definitely was pretending to call the cops and he walked away .
This local union training spot is a center for men who just stand outside, messing around and hollering at women. Every time I go by – on my way to the gym or the train – and there’s a crowd out there, they holler or leer. I’m sick of it. I say things back whenever I can or give dirty looks — but I’m contacting them and asking them to speak to their members. Sick of it!
I was at school and when I got out of a class period my so called guy friend went behind me held my hand behind my back and he started groping me. I called out for help and nobody helped at all. Teachers saw even students.
A barker for a comedy show was trying to sell tickets in Time Square. He told the woman walking ahead of me “You look like my future ex-wife. I want to make you a single mother.”
While walking down the street, a man told me he liked the way I looked. “I like a girl in glasses. All innocent.” He said. I told him to shut up and said that I don’t want to deal with him and kept walking.
In a semi-crowded bar at Hill & Dale on the LES on Saturday night. Late twenties male in a grey suit was leading a group of friends through the crowd. I felt someone grab me, as if to push me aside and walk past, but instead he squeezed and grabed my love handle, moved down to my hip, then up to my chest. It happened so fast, but I turned around and yelled “why the F are you touching me?!” My husband and friends were able to get him kicked out by security.
I was enjoying the weekend with my girlfriend down the shore when this boy came up to us and told my girlfriend that his friend thought I was pretty. She responded with “she’s actually my girlfriend” and the boy yelled obnoxiously over to his friend “Nevermind, they’re lesbians!”
Thinking it was over, the boy then called over “Want to have a threesome?” then pointed to beneath the pier. Completely disgusted, I told him that he could have a threesome with his asshole friends instead.
As I left my apartment last night there were two men sitting on my steps who remarked “hey, you have a nice ass” as I tried to walk past them. I turned around and said “don’t talk to me that way.” After which I heard an increasingly amount of comments including “titties!! show me your titties!!” I crossed the street then yelled loud enough for a three block radius to hear “SHUT. THE FUCK. UP.” and kept walking.
I stopped wearing skirts because on 2 separate occasions, 2 random men said to me “hey girl you ain’t wearing no panties.” (Which wasn’t even true…) one went on to say he would “get all in that little white pussy.” When I got home I cried. There’s so many more experiences like this that have happened to me, as I’m sure too many other woman would say so too. I’m over feeling powerless…. FUCK that
It was about 10:30 and I was walking to the subway to go out with some friends downtown. I hear a man call from a regular sedan: “hey, do you need a ride?” I ignore it and turn the corner. He turns the corner in his car and repeats his question, adding that it’s convenient for him in a pseudo-sympathetic tone. The light turns green, I say no thank you and run down to the subway. It’s infuriating that anyone would insinuate that I can’t take care of myself and make me feel unsafe in the process.