stalking, Story, verbal

Alice’s Story: Stalked in the Subway

On Friday, February 20th, a man started verbally harassing me in the Prospect Park Q train station, asking if he could get inside my coat with me. I abruptly walked down to the platform to be around more people. When the train arrived, I got on and noticed he’d sat down across from me. 3 stations later, I got off at my stop and he got up and did the same. Hoping to leave with the crowd, I left the train station and walked across the street and down 1 block. I looked behind me and saw he was following me from across the street. I walked back towards the train station to ask the attendant to call the police. The man cut me off at the corner and I yelled “what the fuck do you think you’re doing?!” He responded “Nothing i’m just trying to go home with you.” I threatened to call the cops if he kept following me, and he backed away and walked down the block. An older woman saw what happened and was nice enough to call me home. When I called the precinct to file a report, the attendant told me that since nothing had actually happened, then proceeded to hang up on me laughing. It was 2am. I called 311 to see if there were any resources, and was given the same treatment by 2 different people after being put on hold for 10 minutes.

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nonverbal harassment, stalking, Story

Justin’s Story: Stalked on the Regular

The man pictured has established a pattern of stalking and intimidation of my wife. He has followed on the subway her more than 20 times, always moving to stand directly behind her each time. When she changes cars, he follows, when she moves to the other end of the platform, he follows. Always standing right behind, and crowding on crowded trains. She changed her routine in case this was, somehow, a coincidence. He waits on the platform for her to arrive and then stands behind her. Today he escalated it and began following her on the way to work as well. She changed cars and he followed. She became so scared that she got off the train halfway to work to find a police officer. On seeing her take this action he got back on the train and left. This man is stalking my wife intentionally and with malice of forethought. We are currently working with the police to bring him to justice.

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Story, verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Catcalled in Washington Heights

I was walking on the west side of the sidewalk between 162nd and 163rd on Broadway when a man walking toward me, passed me, then when my back was turned, started following behind me saying “mami, mami. Mmm. Mmm.”
I turned around and said “stop it”, then he ignored me and crossed broadway

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Roxanne’s Story: Not my job to smile for you

Walking down the street 3 men decided that it was my job to smile for them today. These men were not next to each other, they weren’t even on the same block, yet my commute went something like this.
“hey baby, give me a little smile.”
“hey there sexy. my my aren’t you beautiful, give me a smile.”
“oh oh! pretty lady walking on down here. smile, its sunny.”
I am tired of consciously looking at the ground to avoid any stares.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Inappropriate at School

I am walking down the hall in school after lunch, and a man with a visitor sticker on his jacket passes by me and says “hello gorgeous” to me. I said “excuse me? Who are you?” And he said he’s picking up a student from a class – whom I have (I am a cluster teacher). The experience was so inappropriate in a school setting, and I’m nervous I’ll see him again in parent teacher conference.

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groping, Story

HOLLA ON THE GO: No Space on the 3 Train

On a crowded 3 train, there were too many passengers and I was sandwiched between two men. The man between me and the door wrapped his left arm around me to reach the seat rail. Then as the train moved he increasingly pressed he crotch into me. He apologized a few times as I tried to create some space. I couldn’t be certain if it was accidental so I just gave an exasperated “I’m smushed”. No space was created, he stayed on me the whole time jolting extra hard with the train. I left the train as soon as I could.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassed in a coffee shop

As I was leaving a coffee shop I turned to my coworker and said, “I like this place!” Immediately a man walked up to me, loudly said “I love your lips,” and passed by.

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assault, racist, Story

Wendy’s Story: Kicked out of seat on public transit

I was sitting minding my own business when this animal sat on me and tried to muscle me off the seat with his outstretched elbows. I said excuse me…but he thought he deserved the whole bench. Misogynistic ass.

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assault, groping, public masturbation, Story

Britt’s Story: Violated on the subway

This past Saturday on the way from work on the 4 train going local the train was so crowded and more ppl were pushing on. I ended up standing I front of this heavyset guy with his coat open. Thought nothing of it. Within minutes I feel my rear being poked and I thought I was wrong. This guy kept rubbing his erection on my behind I couldn’t move and for some reason I was so shocked and confused and fear making a scene I said nothing. At one point I moved into the isle and he followed and got behind me again. Lowering himself to better position his erect penis on my ass to run some more and it was like I was practically in between his legs. Luckily a lady moved over and said “sit down! That man is trying to rub ‘himself’ on you! I’m glad she did because my mind was racing and I was so angry. That has never happened to me before whatsoever. And to make the whole ordeal worse I got home to find this perverted asshole ejaculated on the bottom of my jacket. A big dried up cum stain on the bottom of my jacket, I guess I know why he was lowering himself! I haven’t been able to shake this violated and degraded feeling for days since. I beat myself up for not making a scene. Debating in my head and hoping I was wrong or it would stop. This is my body. How can a man just violate me, a man who doesn’t know me. In a public space like that.

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Homophobic, stalking, Story, transphobic, verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Road rage

Walking home from CVS around 3pm. Some guy pulls up next to me in a white van “hey pretty lady want to go for a ride?” Which turned into “whatever you look like a man anyway with your big ass nose and ugly face, fuck you stupid bitch” “you look like a fucking fag” “tranny” i went down a one way street and countinued to hear him yelling for a while.

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