harassment
I had been standing in the security line, minding my own business, and this dude had intruded on my space just because he felt like he'd had the right to do so.
dating
prosthetics
Since my amputation at age 15 due to a battle with bone cancer, people still stare at me as if I am not human, as if I can't see them.
walking
A man once came up to me on the street just to tell me that I was too fat for the dress that I was wearing.
twitter
Being a black woman is great. But being a black woman on social media can be a pain in the ass.
porn
catcalling
I shouldn’t have to be verbally defined by a stranger as “sexy” or “having a fat ass.”
in

Feb 18, 2014 at 9:00am | 538 comments

gmail
Harassment probably doesn't seem like a worthwhile issue, if you've never experienced it yourself.
twitter
catcalling
Please, like hairy legs would really keep you safe from street harassment.
fat
catcalling
It seems like every woman I know has developed a strategy for dealing with that slimy feeling of a deserted train car or an empty, dark street.
street harassment
Whatever anyone thinks of my physical shell is neither here nor there. Nothing gives a stranger on the street the right to grab me, call me “dirty bitch” and “ho” and tell me to suck their dick.
stalker
I am 31 years old and I have never met my father, but that does not stop him from regularly contacting me online, calling me names and telling me how to live my life.
paparazzi
I used to work in a store on celebrity-filled LA Avenue, and I've been pushed, struck, shoved, screamed at, driven off the road, and stepped on by strangers more times that I can count. And then it got serious.
harassment
Because we believe that we’d aggressively defend ourselves when harassed, we tend to look down on those who do not, arguing that people contribute to their own victimization by not being more assertive.
harassment
Scream. Flail. Go for the eyes, for the balls, for the throat. If you won’t, I will, and one day I will probably get hurt doing it.
relationship violence
At 21, I was a grown woman, according to me, and as such I should have been able to handle an ex-boyfriend who had a "dark side" he repeatedly claimed was all my fault.
rape
There’s a price for sticking your neck out on harassment. And that’s the risk that the situation will escalate.
in

Sep 13, 2012 at 1:00pm | 46 comments

fat
babies
I had a baby with my ex-boss's ex-husband (& it's ex-tra complicated).
doritoscience
Also any sandwiches I make for you will be filled with POISON.