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HOLLA ON THE GO: My First Experience

I was on my way to the subway with my sister a few days ago. It was the first day that I thought it was warm enough to wear a tank top with nothing over it. I’m still not sure if that was a coincidence or not.
There was this weird, maybe 50 or 55 year old man who was smoking on the street. He was wearing a camouflage jacket. I’m practically exactly 13 years old.
My sister looks a lot like a guy- short hair and all- so I don’t know how he saw her.
As I walked by, he let out some smoke and winked at me. Me. He was almost four times my age– not like it would be okay if he was doing it to someone his own age. I know it’s not as bad as some of the other stories on here, but it really weirded me out. He didn’t follow me or something, still, I felt gross. Who thinks that’s okay? He had a few grey hairs. I’m 13! This was my first experience with this kind of thing and I’ve been dreading it for ages.

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verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Just passing by

A man with was sitting on a stoop and said as I was passing, “Wanna fuck, mama?” He repeated himself to make sure I could hear what he said.

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groping, nonverbal harassment

Groped at a bar

Back in December just five days before Christmas a girlfriend and I decided to go out to a bar. We went to Lulu’s in Hoboken which is located in the W hotel. When we arrived, we walked around the bar to find a comfortable spot, and while looking this horrible excuse of a person in the photo smacked my ass and tried to pretend he didn’t. I turned around in disgust, humiliation and anger and confronted him. Surprisingly (or more, sadly) his friend came to his defense and I tried to snap a photo. I am SO GRATEFUL to have a platform to share this on! I wish I was with my brother or boyfriend so he could feel as humiliated and angry as he made me feel!

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F that

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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racist

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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verbal

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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