sexual harassment
street harassment
With the assumption that street harassment happens "over there" comes the assumption that it is "those men or that class of men over there" that do the harassing.
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Sep 2, 2014 at 9:00am | 126 comments

street harassment
Street harassment has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and even the most unexpected outlets including Fox News and Playboy have chimed in.
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Aug 30, 2014 at 5:24pm | 130 comments

street harassment
Every time I think of these heroic strangers who declare their hearts' desire, I too, get butterflies in the depths of my loins. The kind that makes me wonder, “What’s next? Is this stranger going to follow me home?"
catcallers
My favorite thing to do these days is yell "Ha," in response to catcallers, though even that doesn't always do the trick.
catcalling
One woman was harassed right after having her dog put down after his battle with cancer.
street harassment
Most of the commenters thought that I should consider myself “lucky” to be street harassed and that I should take it as a compliment because of how unattractive I am.
sexual harassment
His word choice was both weirdly polite and undeniably offensive.
street harassment
I stood there seething, my heart pounding, frustrated and embarrassed that I couldn’t get him to stop or go away.
street harassment
Street harassment remains a pervasive cultural problem and no community is immune.
street harassment
Everything I had been holding back for years suddenly came bubbling up to the surface. All the years of silently putting up with the the heart-piercing, debasing verbal assaults from guys like this. I was done. Before I knew it I found myself across the street, face to face with the guy in the polo shirt.
street harassment
For some men, any woman is fair game. And depending on who they are, what they look like, and where they fall on the socioeconomic spectrum, standing their ground could prove deadly.
street harassment
A couple of kickass new Kickstarter projects are reminding me that crowdfunding can totally be a good thing (er, when cheap celebrities aren't abusing it).
racism
He says, “Don’t make me hit you.” He may be ’roided out, judging from his Jose Canseco-like biceps. “Go ahead,” I hiss. “Show everyone on this street what a gentleman you are.”
street harassment
The truth is, I’m exhausted. And at moments I feel like a regressed feminist, failing to fling my fist in the air at any anti-woman moment.
catcalling
Please, like hairy legs would really keep you safe from street harassment.
hickeys
experiment
I had an idea (that I immediately regretted) to write down every single thing some guy said to me while I was just traveling through my day.
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.
art
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is an oil painter / illustrator whose work focuses on portraiture and social/political themes and her street harassment art.
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Mar 1, 2013 at 10:30am | 176 comments

catcallers
I grew up learning that the only way to deal with bullies is to ignore them, the sort of I'm-rubber-you're-glue rhetoric that conflict-avoiders love. To acknowledge a fear of catcalling strangers, even among friends, feels a bit like letting the bullies win.