I recently moved to the border of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn. While I thought I would like the neighborhood and am aware that the city has been investing in the growth of the area, the constant street harassment makes it impossible to imagine safely making this my home. I am verbally harassed an estimated … Continued
I was walking to class on my first day of school at SVA and there was a construction zone, and 3 construction workers taking a break that all stared at me as i was walking towards them and when i got within earshot they all shouted vulgar things in regard to the fact that i … Continued
I was followed down Bond Street by a man repeatedly yelling derogatory slurs that were extremely aggressive and sexual in nature, despite me not engaging in any way whatsoever with him.
I was sitting in the park by my building on the phone. A man comes up behind me, taps me on the shoulder and starts saying something I don’t understand. I gesture that I’m on the phone but he keeps speaking. I turn my attention to him, thinking maybe he’s just looking for directions. He … Continued
I got out of my restaurant job in the Lower East Side at 1AM last night and saw this man when I was entering the station. I walked to the end of the platform and waited for the train. About 5 minutes later he walked past me and stood about 10 feet away, waiting. 2 … Continued
So don’t meow like one. I am not a dog. Don’t whistle at me. You are old enough to be my father. I don’t want to date you. Don’t ask me where I live. Don’t follow me home to find out, either.
Called sexy white girl as I turned the corner near IHOP. I Yelled back: that’s sexual harassment! He just laughed at me.
While waiting for the subway. A person on the platform was yelling at non-white riders and talking about how she voted for Donald Trump and it was ok for her to be yelling because of that. I went to stand by and talk to one of the targets of the harassment because the harasser was … Continued
I’m 13, and I’ve been cat-called too many times to remember. I’ve been told that I should just dress differently, or that “I don’t know how to take a compliment” I know how to take a compliment. But I know that when a grown man says he “wants my pussy” or calls me “baby”, that … Continued
On January 21st, members of the Hollaback! staff will be marching in DC and NYC. We are marching for the right to free and equal public spaces for all – a right that has been historically denied and continues to be denied to many throughout the history of the United States. In the wake of … Continued