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It was 3pm on a Sunday when me (30 year old Chinese female) and my 12 year old female companion boarded an empty 7 train at Main Street in Flushing. It was the last stop so the trains are parked until more people board. I noticed a man peering into the train who then sat across from us. I didn’t think much of it until I looked up and saw that he had exposed himself in front of us. I was shocked but immediately grabbed my companion’s arm and led her away. We boarded two car trains over. As soon as the train left the station. I called 911.
The man is in his 50′s. He was wearing a grey t-shirt and a hat (black or gray). He had a black messenger bag which he put on top of his lap to conceal what he was doing. I hope the sicko gets caught!!!! And I know many victims of flashers were able to take a picture, but I was with a 12 year old on a train. I don’t know what the guy might do if he saw me take a pic of him. Our “pic-or-it-didn’t-happened” obsession has to stop! I don’t have a pic. But it HAPPENED.
I’d just had a lovely night with my friend at Shalel Lounge. I was walking toward my bike and some guy followed me and started talking at me while I was unlocking my bike, putting my helmet on, etc. I said nothing to him and did not remotely acknowledge his presence. He eventually went away, but this incident left me feeling scared.
This happened on my college campus (outside Davis Hall @ Carleton) last fall. As I was walking back to my dorm, I heard a group of (probably drunk) guys yelling out the window asking me for my number, giving theirs, and telling me I was “really pretty.” As I entered the building, I heard them doing the same to others walking by. The “compliment” wasn’t appreciated. Carleton kids, I expected better from you. Your Saturday nights should not involve verbally accosting others in the name of fun.
Some guy on his scooter hollering.
I was walking to Yayas Tea Garden when out of nowhere this creeper said “heyyyy beautiful”. Ironically, this only made me feel gross and violated.
I’m 54. Every time I’ve left home since the summer before I turned 12, that’s 42 years, every time I’ve ventured outside left I’ve been verbally harassed.
You’d think it would go away? Nope.
In my 20s I got more flak when in a suit than in spandex.
These days no suits, but the unwanted attention never flags.
I don’t often confront the jerks, but sometimes I’ll stop and call them potty mouths or ask if their mothers know what they’re up to, or just tell them to drop dead.
What: The rally against street harassment is part of international anti-street harassment week (March 30-April 5). The event will be hosted by La Roka and will include 20 speakers, mini-workshops on self-defense, wheat-pasting, bystander intervention, and a chalk walk. We’ll also being unveiling a new public art project: a 12 foot tall “cat against catcalls,” that will be placed in high density harassment areas following the rally.
Who: The event is co-hosted by 44 organizations including Hollaback!, an international movement working to end street harassment (www.ihollaback.org), Arab American Association of New York, BABE, Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, bklyn boihood, Bronx AIDS Services (DBA-BOOM!) Health, Center Against Domestic Violence Center for Anti-Violence Education, Community Driven Solutions, CONNECT, Don’t Harass Me, Bro, Feminist Dialogue, GEMS, Girl Be Heard, Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio, Mount Sinai SAVI Program, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Price of Silence, Sakhi, Sayfty, Soapbox, Inc: Speakers Who Speak Out, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, The Feminist Society at NYU, Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater NY, Violence Intervention program, Women In Media & News, Young Feminists & Allies, Virtual NOW Chapter, YWCA of Brooklyn, STEPS to End Family Violence, New York City Anti-Violence Project, NYAWC, Brooklyn-Queens NOW, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Safe Horizon, Councilmember Lander, Councilmember Palma, Girls for Gender Equity, Move the Fuck Over Bro, NOW-NYC, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, Stop Street Harassment, Stop Telling Women to Smile, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press, The Applied Theatre Collective, and Councilmember Levin.
Where: New York City, Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Square (east of the fountain).
When: April 5th, 2014, from 1-2pm. Speakers (1-2pm), mini-workshops (2-2:30), and chalk walk (2:30-3).
Live tweet the event: #endSHnyc
We can’t wait to see you there! RVSP on Facebook for updates!
“Hello!” and when I didn’t respond, “Nice body!”
Happened this morning (1/7/14) on the 7 local train in NYC. This man got on from 46th St station and immediately stood right in front of me. At first, I didn’t seem to care, but this man kept looking down at me and was winking at me and trying to say something. I had my headphones on and was hardly listening so I kept playing with my phone. I looked up every 5 minutes and you can see this creep staring right at me, as proven by the photo. He was trying to wave his hat at me to get my attention.
Twice within one week on the corner of Flatbush avenue and Parkside avenue, there r men that try to grab your hand when u walk by and curse at you when u tell them not to touch you.