groping

Groped in Radio City

My husband and I were enjoying a performance at Radio City Music Hall. I had my husband to my left and a young fellow maybe 17 or 18 sit to my right and on his right was his father. This kid starts creeping right on to me. I move as far over in my seat as I can, closer to my husband and give the boy “the look” . He starts touching my leg closest to him and leering at me all the while his dad has his eyes forward on the musical. I moved closer to my husbands seat… the kid keeps touching me. All of a sudden the audience stands up to applaud. I stand up all 6′ 3 of me in my 4 inch heels..facing forward and take my right foot and drill my high heel spike right into the top of his left foot. How does he think its okay to do this to women? The young fellow all of a sudden tells his dad he has to leave. My husband asks is everything okay.. yes dear everything is fine. I hope that is the last time he touches any woman like that again.

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nonverbal harassment, verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Cornered while running

I was running down the street and two men cornered me on the street and said “I love you, come back” – I had to dodge them on the street and sprinted off. They were laughing. The sidewalk was fairly full of people.

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verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Walking to the subway at night

A man with his hood up said “do you want to suck my dick” while I was walking to the subway from my boyfriend’s apartment in Harlem to go home to Brooklyn. It was disgusting. I just kept walking, quickly and crossed the street even though I didn’t have the walk light. Now my boyfriend said he’ll walk me to the subway from now on.

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verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Bethany’s Story

Man standing under an awning on the North side of 42nd Street right next to BBQ place decided to invite me to suck his balls and called various people walking by all sorts of nasty things.

Happy Almost-Spring!

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stalking, verbal, youth

HOLLA ON THE GO: Followed all day

I was with my mother and aunt shopping on the boulevard. We were in modells on the check out line when I saw a man continuously looking at me inappropriately. He let a lady skip him just to get closer, after he paid I figured he would be gone. I was wrong, we went into another store and he followed us again he was looking at me inappropriately and this time trying to get closer. My mother and aunt began to feel uncomfortable and so did I. We left the store after walking around and trying to shake him off. We didn’t see him so we went about our shopping. 45 minutes later we were in taco bell and I was on the line to order when he walks in and gets really close behind me. At this point I feel like it can’t be a coincidence especially with the way his presence is making me feel. My mother and aunt begin to signal me to be careful but I have already noticed him. I try to act normal because I don’t want to make a scene or maybe be over thinking the mans presence. As I order and pay he huffs and leaves the Taco Bell. I sit facing the windows and entrance door and see him pass by twice. It’s dark out even though it’s 7pm. I no longer feel safe taking the bus with my mother and aunt home, because what if he follows us on the bus and then home. We begin to call cab companies so we can get picked up outside the Taco Bell but there is no cabs available. We’re forced to walk out to grab a cab and I spot him across the street waiting around. We speed walked and were able to catch a cab safely home. But the incident was still scary!

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verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: “Who are you voting for?”

Not 20 steps away from my stoop and this guy walking past asks me “who are you voting for?” I don’t say anything and keep walking and he says “you look so sexy. I want to rape you.”

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public masturbation

Sitting at the Cafe

From inside the cafe, I could see a man across the street under the Strand awning. He masturbated until completion and then used that hand to wave to me.

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transphobic, verbal

HOLLA ON THE GO: Transgender Harassment

As I came off the Sutter Avenue subway stop on the 3 line, a few men on the street saw me in my dress and heels and starting shouting phrases at me like “Why do you look like that?” “What’s wrong with you?” And other harassing statements. I continued walking and did my best to ignore them. This happened about two months ago.

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Every single day

For months now I have had cat calls and lewd comments when walking by the construction site here. I now walk across the street. It’s not that they are that bad — I mean it’s not assault — but it makes me scared about what they do to other women in a less public space. There’s such obvious power play and disrespect. It’s disturbing and makes me feel powerless.

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groping

Groping on the 5 train

After shopping at the electronics store, I was at the 14 Street station waiting for the 5 train. Then right in front of me I saw this short man go up to this woman who was taller than him and was groping her buttocks while she was wearing her business skirt. While she had a startling look, he was actually smiling at her by the way she was dressed. I rushed over to help and then he let go of her, walked over to get away and she started walking for the train. I kept trying to consult about the incident and she walked on to the 4 train. While she was on the train, she look at me through and gave a look that she was GROPED.

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