groping

“It is absolutely NOT okay to touch a stranger on the street. “

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.

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verbal

HOLLA On The Go: “I just wish I wasn’t living in this kind of world.”

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.

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HOLLA On The Go: “I wanted to go home. Alone. Without some creep inviting himself to follow me around.”

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.

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stalking, verbal

HOLLA On The Go: Mimicking My Every Move

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.

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stalking, verbal

HOLLA On The Go: I Called 911 and Filed a Complaint.

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.

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verbal

HOLLA On The Go: I’m not a ‘that’

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?”

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verbal

HOLLA On The Go: An Unsolicited Opinion

“Have a great day at work, beautiful.”

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groping

HOLLA On The Go: From Helping to Groping

I was at The Leonora, a club in Chelsea. I was talking to my partner outside about 20 feet from the clubs entrance while I was trying to get some chapstick out of my bag. While doing this everything in my bag fell out and a passerby asked if I needed help. He helped me and when done, he proceeded to grab my breasts and said “You’re Nice.” I walked away. He stalked the area for a bit while I found my group outside. He then left.

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verbal

HOLLA On The Go: Animal Sounds

Coney Island Ave. between avenues H and I. The men at this lumberyard are never shy about making animal sounds and verbally intimidating women. There were about 10 of them today, 9/30/14 at 3:30 and they all made moves to approach and greet me. It was hard to get past them. I walked home from the post office on the opposite side of the street and still got cat called.

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verbal

HOLLA On The Go: On a Bike, Harassed From a Car.

I was riding westbound in the bike lane. A middle aged man in an SUV slowed down next to me with his window rolled down. He said “mmm very nice.” I glanced at him while I rode and shouted “no.” At the next light he was first at the intersection. I stopped at the light and didn’t look at him. I was pretty scared he’d get out of the car but tried not to show it. When the light changed he drove on and I saw him looking at me through the window which was now rolled up.

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