Category: Lewd Behavior

One Small Step – Guest Blog Post!

Guest blog post by our volunteer, Corrine: So I’m hanging out in a bar with some friends. It’s happy hour. People are drinking. We’re talking, we’re laughing, we’re having a good old time. Everything is great. Then out of nowhere this guy comes over to my friends, grabs my crotch, tries to kiss me, and … Continued

Summer Safety

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

Free of Suggestion – guest post

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

HOLLAween: No Shame, No Blame

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

“Humiliating and Depressing” – Chrissy’s story

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]