Guest blog post by volunteers Tegan & Corrine Summer; warm weather, a glorious time to be outside, enjoying the outdoors, going for walks, sitting out under the sun. At least, until someone decides to invade on your private space in a public area. Street harassment (being harassed or assaulted in a public space) unfortunately … Continued
Guest post from the sisters and co-creators of No Pants No Problem On Saturday July 19th, my sister Bunny Vish’us and I, Brittney-Elizabeth Williams, are gathering over five hundred people to hang out at Baltimore’s Artscape – in our underwear! We’ve dubbed the action No Pants No Problem, and we’re asking those who join … Continued
I was jogging on the trail in broad daylight and there were lots of men, women, and children on the trail and nearby streets. Walking in the opposite direction was a boy of about 11 years and half my size. He muttered “big butt” as I jogged past him. As I continued to jog, I … Continued
by Madeleine Buck, who recently created and donated a quilt square to FORCE’s Monument Quilt project. Every city dweller periodically finds themselves wondering whether they’ll be able to go out in public without having to deal with a stranger’s commentary, and the common solution is to barely acknowledge or ignore any unsolicited appraisals of … Continued
It’s Halloween! From spooky to sexy, there are so many ways for all ghouls to celebrate, and there’s something in this holiday for everyone. However, for a lot of us, Halloween means harassment—on the streets, at parties, just walking outside in costume. We’re expected to look sexy, even if that’s not our thing, and we … Continued
I was walking from my car towards UMBC when a car slowed down and then honked repeatedly at me. Then the driver leaned out of his window and yelled “YO GURL LEMME LICK DEM TITTIES!!!”. It was humiliating and depressing. I was already walking through the mud and having a bad day. [got_back]
This guy yelled “hey princess”, made the universal hand gesture that suggest squeezing boobs, then asked for my number.
I heard what sounded like cat meows coming from these 2 dudes. I ignored them so as not to antagonize them, but then I got so physically agitated from “having to” ignore them, that I made a point to take this picture & post my story. I feel better already!
While jogging with my girlfriend, a man lifted his shorts, exposing his genitals to us as we ran by. It was disgusting. -James [got_back]
My friend and I were in Hampden last Saturday. We were walking down 36th street when a man with a dog walked toward us. This guy was kind of scruffy looking, medium build, had graying brown hair, looked to be in his late thirties, and was wearing a baseball cap with sunglasses. The dog was a large … Continued